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The Road to Wellville (1994)

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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3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,507,514 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Nicholson was considered to star as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Endymion Hart-Jones: The enemas take some getting used to, but, in time, you'll learn to look forward to them like an old friend with a cold nose.
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Connections

Referenced in Action: Blowhard (1999) See more »

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Silent Night
Music by Franz Gruber (uncredited)
Arrangement by Rob Turner
Performed by The San String Orchestra
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Very funny screwball comedy
31 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I judge the worth of a movie by how many times I want to watch it and I never seem to get tired of this one. An outstanding cast coupled with a delightful mix of period and real history add to the enjoyment. In addition, the director has an excellent sense of timing, the movie is well costumed and the music often lends itself well to comic moments. Of course, an overwhelming element of sex adds to its irreverent charm. The leads read(pardon the cliché)like a who's who of fine acting. Anthony Hopkins, John Cusack, Mathew Broderick, Dana Carvey and Bridgette Fonda head an excellent cast of character actors. If you look closely, you might recognize one of the "cookoo cookoo" Pigeon sisters from the original Odd Couple playing John Cusack's aunt. If you have any more doubts just remember the words of Nurse Graves " An erection is a flagpole on your grave".


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