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Olly, Olly, Oxen Free (1978)

G | | Adventure | August 1978 (USA)
Two young boys and an eccentric old woman who owns a junkyard work together to build a hot-air balloon in time to launch it on the birthday of one boy's late grandfather.

Director:

Richard A. Colla

Writers:

Eugene Poinc (screenplay), Maria L. De Ossio (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Miss Pudd
Kevin McKenzie Kevin McKenzie ... Alby
Dennis Dimster ... Chris
Peter Kilman Peter Kilman ... Mailman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jayne Marie Mansfield Jayne Marie Mansfield
Joseph McBride ... Spectator at Hollywood Bowl
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Two young boys and an eccentric old woman who owns a junkyard work together to build a hot-air balloon in time to launch it on the birthday of one boy's late grandfather.

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This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

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Adventure

Certificate:

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Diretor Richard A. Colla appeared at the World Premiere of "Olly, Olly, Oxen Free" at the Fox Hollywood Village Theatre held on April 25, 1978 in Great Falls, Montana. Star Katherine Hepburn was invited but could not attend the event. See more »

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Referenced in Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) See more »

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The worst film I saw as a kid
24 March 2002 | by BadWebDiverSee all my reviews

This is the worst movie I remember watching as a kid. I can distinctly recall the time my family hired this film on video, and me and my brother begged my parents half-way through to PLEASE let us go outside and play and not have to watch this b-o-r-i-n-g story. They finally relented.

I'm a bit regretful now that I know who classic actress Katherine Hepburn is, but I still rank this as the most ponderous children's story I've ever had to watch. It's the kind of movie that gives family films a bad name.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Balloon Adventure See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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