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Middle Age Crazy (1980)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 July 1980 (USA)
A married man is turning forty and that's when the midlife crisis hits him. He becomes obsessed with young women and fast cars.

Director:

John Trent

Writers:

Carl Kleinschmitt (screenplay), Sonny Throckmorton (based on the song by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Dern ... Bobby Lee
Ann-Margret ... Sue Ann Burnett
Graham Jarvis ... J.D.
Deborah Wakeham ... Nancy
Eric Christmas ... Tommy
Helen Hughes ... Ruth
Geoffrey Bowes ... Greg
Michael Kane Michael Kane ... Abe Titus
Diane Dewey Diane Dewey ... Wanda Jean
Vivian Reis Vivian Reis ... Becky
Patricia Hamilton ... Barbara Pickett
Anni Lantuch Anni Lantuch ... Janet
Gina Dick Gina Dick ... Linda McAllister
Thomas Baird Thomas Baird ... Porsche Salesman
Norma Dell'Agnese ... Valedictorian
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A married man is turning forty and that's when the midlife crisis hits him. He becomes obsessed with young women and fast cars.

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There'll be a hot time in the hot tub tonight! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Goofs

In the first scene, when Bobby Lee and Sue Ann are in bed together, the Tonight Show is on with Johnny Carson doing Carnac. When they finish making love, Sue Ann points out that it is past midnight. Carson is still on, which would be fine on the East or West Coast, but the movie is set in Texas, in the Central Time Zone, where the Tonight Show came on at 10:30 and would have been off by then. See more »

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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Good Girls Don't
Written by Doug Fieger (uncredited)
Performed by The Knack
courtesy of Capitol Records
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Insightful movie about middle age and world weariness
8 March 2005 | by evvybunsSee all my reviews

Great tale that highlights the dangers of getting what you wish for and not appreciating what you have. Bruce Dern is terrific as Bobby Lee. It's strange to see him in a role where he isn't a scumbag, but his performance is brilliant and touching as a man who wrestles with latent immaturity and crushing loss. Ann-Margret was born to her role as adoring and then betrayed wife. My favorite lines will always be about being the "Daddy." I'm surprised that this movie doesn't get much play in rerun on television. It's the same coming-of-age genre as "10" except that Bo Derek didn't star as the lust interest. Both Dern and Ann-Margret pull off great performances as nouveau riche Texans who are basically down-home at heart.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1980 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

CAD5,100,000 (estimated)
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