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In the Spirit (1990)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 1990 (USA)
A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in... See full summary »

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Crystal
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Sue
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Lureen
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Phillip Schopper ...
The Voice
Agda Antonio ...
Yolanda
Brian Hickey ...
Attacker in Hall
Laurie Jones ...
Pamela
Phil Harper ...
Homeless Executive
Steve Powers ...
Documentary Interviewer
Hope Cameron ...
New Age Lecturer
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Handyman #1
David Baer ...
Handyman #2
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A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in upstate New York to get away from a murderer who is pursuing them. Melanie Griffith also shows up briefly as a hooker as the two hide out acting as hookers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agitando os Espíritos  »

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$281,285
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In December 1988, shortly after the film had wrapped (which would prove well over a year in advance of its eventual release), Liz Smith's syndicated column named Louise Lasser as the seventh and final featured cast member, following Olympia Dukakis. Somewhere in the interim, however, for whatever reason, and with nary a mention in the press, Lasser's scenes found their way onto the cutting room floor, although it would seem that continuity concerns may have rescued her from utter oblivion - that judging from an alleged Lasser sighting mentioned online in 2005 ("Blink twice and you will miss the estimable Louise Lasser lurking in the background of an early shot"). See more »

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Reva: It's the mafia! The mafia is after us!
Maryann: Oh, the mafia wouldn't try to kill us and make it look like an accident! They'd just kill us! They're the mafia.
Reva: Oh, yes. But what if it connects them to something bigger, like drugs, or murder!?!
Maryann: Do you know much about the mafia?
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Black, funny and brisk
4 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those movies I have to go back and watch every now and again. It's like very dark chocolate -- it doesn't cloy, and has enough of a bite to keep it interesting. It's funny, managing to skewer New Yorkers, Californians, New Agers, and middle-age crises, all on the same shishkabob; it has great cameos, snappy dialogue, and a pace that keeps it moving right along, with none of the non-nutritive filler that bloats so many films. As the crystal-waving, aura-reading proto-Feng-Shui "decorator," Marlo Thomas is such a NICE person that you just want to smack her. Fortunately, the movie is in on this angle, and Jeannie Berlin expresses the viewer's exasperation very well. Give it a shot as a rental, and you'll probably end up buying a copy.


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