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My Man Adam (1985)

A pizza delivery lad, who fantasises about his dream girl and what heroic deed he can perform to make her notice him, gets involved in a murder.

Director:

Roger L. Simon

Writers:

Roger L. Simon, Renée Missel (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Raphael Sbarge ... Adam Swit
Page Hannah ... Sabrina McKay
Veronica Cartwright ... Elaine Swit
Larry B. Scott ... Donald
Dave Thomas ... Jerry Swit
Charlie Barnett Charlie Barnett ... Leroy
Austin Pendleton ... Mr. Greenhut
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Elliott ... Mr. Spooner
Linda Finzi Linda Finzi ... Sunbather
Grant Forsberg Grant Forsberg ... Ty Redbyrn
Winifred Freedman Winifred Freedman ... Amanda
Danny Goldman Danny Goldman ... Dr. Blaustein
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Mr. Drum
Denise Gordy ... Willette
Alan Haufrect Alan Haufrect ... John Walker
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A pizza delivery lad, who fantasises about his dream girl and what heroic deed he can perform to make her notice him, gets involved in a murder.

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If Mom and Dad are giving you a bad case of the suburban blues...Don't get mad...Get Leroy.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inside Adam Swit See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,920, 27 October 1985

Gross USA:

$92,920
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Production Co:

The Mount Company (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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A nightmare trip through an 80's wasteland
4 August 2008 | by wecantbestoppedSee all my reviews

This movie is indeed a product of a (thankfully bygone) era, where wimps were to be hated, girls had big hair, and people spoke incessantly about real estate and Reaganomics. Yes, I'm talking about that decade of debauchery and decadence known as the 1980's. And if I had to choose one movie to put in a time capsule to represent said era, I might just have to choose this clunker. Yes, we have it all here: wise-cracking household robots, grotesquely stereotypical token black stereotypes, Volkswagen Things, badly dated lingo, and Lee Iococca to boot. The plot, if you can call it that, revolves around a "crazy white boy" named Adam (Raphael Sbarge) who dreams of one day being the next Tom Brokaw or Dan Rather (wtf?) whose names are, incidentally, dropped repeatedly to no avail throughout the movie. Anyhow, Adam had crazy daydreams where he sees the same sexy girl, Sabrina (Page Hannah, whose beauty is the one bright spot in the movie) in a variety of different, journalism-related action-adventure scenarios. All the while, Adam must deal with overbearing and obnoxious yuppie parents who are always riding him for being such a daydreamer and not doing anything with his life. These events are interspersed with occasional narrative commentary by Adam's black friend Leroy (Charlie Barnett), the aforementioned black stereotype. Adam, who is helping his other friend's campaign for school president (on the highly controversial black republican ticket) gets into some real life trouble when he somehow gets involved with some dimwitted mobsters who run a chop shop with the help of Adam's candidate's political opponent Ty Redbyrn (Grant Forsberg) who needs the money to keep up his rigorous and expensive campaign. Nothing much really happens, and although the movie only runs about 80 minutes, it feels at least twice as long. Anything that these filmmakers may have learned about pacing, plotting, composition, etc. seems to have been thrown out the window in favor of a boring mishmash of nothingness, topped with a slapped-together "action" set piece ending. There is absolutely no reason to bother with this boring belch from the days of the Member's Only jacket. Avoid. Note- Chris Elliot, everyone's favorite cabin boy, has a much too brief role as a jerk administrator at Adam's high school.


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