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Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 25 May 1984 (USA)
Unscrupulous football team owner Bert (George Kennedy) will get one million dollars tax-free if he lives up to the terms of his recently deceased father-in-law's will. He has to restore the... See full summary »

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Bruce Bilson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Eden ... Maggie Jones
George Kennedy ... Bert
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Jennie
Joe Namath ... Newt Newton
Bridget Hanley Bridget Hanley ... Estelle
Christopher McDonald ... Paul
Clu Gulager ... Sam
James Horan ... Mason
Davis Roberts ... Woodrow
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Hashimoto
Paul Brinegar ... Pee Wee
John Steadman ... Norman
Parley Baer ... Alonzo Dillard
Tony Azito Tony Azito ... Lucky Pierre
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Unscrupulous football team owner Bert (George Kennedy) will get one million dollars tax-free if he lives up to the terms of his recently deceased father-in-law's will. He has to restore the old man's favorite train, the Chattanooga Choo Choo, and make a twenty-four-hour run from Chattanooga to New York City. Bert (Kennedy) sees this as his chance to get free from his wife and get some publicity for his team. Bert's mistress (Barbara Eden), the team coach (Joe Namath), cheerleaders, players press, estranged wife, daughter, potential son-in-law and his father (who is also Bert's business rival), are all on-board for the hilarious trip. Written by Keith G. Cromer

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Comboio das Loucuras See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Film debut of John J. York. See more »

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[first lines]
Passerby: Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?
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Chattanooga Choo Choo
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Look at all the empty boxcars....
9 October 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

I have a theory about "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

This was a made-for-TV movie (look at the cast!) and somehow the cans made their way to movie theaters instead of the network and inadvertently got shown at your local theater. That's the only explanation I can offer for why such a stupid movie got released.

Eden's first major release in a decade is certainly nothing Major Nelson would approve of. With speeding trains, laxative, purple clothes, glue in peepholes, stuttering cheerleaders and Joe Namath, there is plenty of goofiness but nothing special. When George Kennedy in his underwear doesn't make you laugh, you know there's something seriously wrong.

This "Choo Choo" is just a time-filler between an episode of "Taxi" and your local news.

Three stars. No go, Joe.


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