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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 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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heartfarm See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

CAD 5,100,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) See more »

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Just What It Means
Written by Matthew McCauley
Performed by Lisa Dalbello (as Lisa Del Bello)
courtesy of Capitol Records
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No fun in this hot tub...
1 April 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Builder of fast food restaurants turns the big 4-0 and loses interest in his sexually fired-up wife and their leering, stupid relatives; he takes up with a professional cheerleader, leading his spouse to try having a fling of her own. Terrible marital comedy, suggested by the 1977 Jerry Lee Lewis song written by Sonny Throckmorton, presents its characters as prosperous but ignorant hicks--and then asks us to relate to them! Carl Kleinschmitt's witless screenplay is squeezed hard by director John Trent, however not one honest laugh emerges from these lowbrow circumstances. The attempt to turn intense character actor Bruce Dern into a commercial movie star backfires; with his hair darkened and blown dry, Dern tries loosening up, but he doesn't have a fun side to display (the rigors of a comedic performance prove too strenuous for him). No matter what he's doing on-screen, Dern is hyper-controlled to the point of snapping, while co-star Ann-Margret pretends not to notice (she's a smart lady playing it dumb for laughs). The movie is supposed to be wild and sexy and naughty, but desperation shows through like flop sweat. NO STARS from ****


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