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The Road to Wellville (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 October 1994 (USA)
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A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.

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Eleanor Lightbody
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George Kellogg
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Goodloe Bender
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Dr. Lionel Badger
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Endymion Hart-Jones
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Ida Muntz
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Nurse Irene Graves
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Virginia Cranehill
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Poultney Dab
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Mrs. Tindermarsh
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Young George Kellogg
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Storyline

A madcap portrayal of William Lightbody's stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. William's wife, Eleanor, has persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg is very unconventional, and almost barbaric in his treatments. Written by Rob Hartill

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A comedy of the heart and other organs.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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28 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aux bons soins du Dr Kellogg  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£932,040 (UK) (24 February 1995)
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Much of the movie was filmed at the Mohonk Mountain House near New Paltz, NY, a Quaker-family-owned hotel built in stages from 1879 to 1910. It's situated on the Shawangunk Ridge, which is south of the Catskill Mountains. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Unpronounceable is dead, you can see him breathing. See more »

Quotes

Waiter: What would you like for dinner?
William Lightbody: Toast.
Waiter: And how would you like that, sir?
William Lightbody: Toasted.
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Mississippi Rag
By W.H. Krell
Arrangement by Harry McLamb
Performed by The San Garden Brass Ensemble
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A great parody of the health nuts.
8 March 2002 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie years ago in the theater, I hated it. I just watched it again (2002) and loved it. It has several laugh out loud jokes and is a running smirk movie. If you've ever had any experience with alternative meds - you'll love it to. It is so self effacing it is wonderful. Don't expect The Godfather cinema type and you won't be disappointed. It is wonderful to see Hopkins & Broderick playing it straight.

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