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Cold Turkey (1971)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 February 1971 (USA)
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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... Rev. Clayton Brooks
... Natalie Brooks
... Mr. Stopworth
... Hiram C. Grayson
... Hugh Upson / David Chetley / Sandy Van Andy (as Bob)
... Walter Chronic / Paul Hardly / Arthur Lordly (as Ray)
... Mayor Quincey L. Wappler
... Dr. Proctor
... Amos Bush
... Mrs. Wappler
... Letitia Hornsby
... Odie Turman
... Cissy
Helen Page Camp ... Mrs. Watson
... Zen Buddhist
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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>

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Rated PG-13 for smoking content throughout and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Final film of Edward Everett Horton; released posthumously. See more »

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Bishop Manley calls Dearborn, Michigan "General Motors country." Actually, Dearborn is the home of Ford Motor Company, its world headquarters and its flagship River Rouge plant. No GM facilities have been located in Dearborn. See more »

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David Chetley: Mr. Kandiss - how did you react to the announcement of the Valiant Tobacco Company?
Mr. Kandiss: Badly, very badly! Now you leave me the *bleep* alone!
David Chetley: David Chetley, Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Never a dull moment....
16 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

A great vintage comedy based on an original idea with non stop comic action and hilarious gags that will keep you laughing all the way.The actors are superb demonstrating the human weakness in a splendid manner.They do their best to stay of smoking for a month to win the big money prize.It sounds easy but is almost impossible because the city is full of fanatic smokers including the town's doctor who is the heaviest of them all.Will they make it?You'll never know until the end because....I can't reveal anything else Find it and watch it now..I love this film and i can't understand why it has not been reissued on dvd yet.Surely it deserves it and i for one would buy it instantly.Deserves to be in any self respecting comedy collection.....8 out of 10


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