Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.
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Reverend Brooks leads the town in a contest to stop smoking for a month, But some tobacco executives don't want them to win, and try everything they can to make them smoke. If townspeople don't go nuts from wanting a cigarette, or kill each other from irritation and frustration, they will win a huge prize.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The bulk of the film was shot in Greenfield, Iowa, with many of the actual residents playing extras in many scenes. See more »
When the church service is being televised, the choir boy in the upper right is replaced in later takes. See more »
Mr. Kandiss - how did you react to the announcement of the Valiant Tobacco Company?
Badly, very badly! Now you leave me the *bleep* alone!
David Chetley, Charlotte, North Carolina.
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This comedy is 30 years old, but with today's cries about NO SMOKING it is relivant, and FUNNY! Dick Van Dyke is a riot along with Bob and Ray, and the rest of the "characters" from a small town. The town, led by van dyke , the local preacher, try to quit smoking for 30 days to win a 25 mil$ prize, offered by a tobacco co. for any town that can stop smoking. This film needs to be on DVD. FOR anyone who ever tried to quit "Cold Turkey" , this film will bring back memories, whether you succeded or not.
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