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In the Mood (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 September 1987 (USA)
Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to ... See full summary »

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Robert Kosberg (story) (as Bob Kosberg), Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver
Talia Balsam ... Judy Cusimano
Beverly D'Angelo ... Francine Glatt
Michael Constantine ... Mr. Wisecarver
Betty Jinnette Betty Jinnette ... Mrs. Wisecarver
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Marver, The Landlady
Peter Hobbs ... The Judge
Tony Longo ... Carlo, Judy's Husband
Douglas Rowe ... Uncle Clete
Ernie Lively ... Chief Kelsey (Papa Bear) (as Ernie Brown)
Kim Myers ... Wendy, The Usherette
Brian McNamara ... George
Dana Short Dana Short ... Alberta
Joshua Cadman ... Tony (as Josh Cadman)
Nan Woods ... Madeline
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Storyline

Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to women everywhere) Eventually being taken to court by the local authorities. He was only 15. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woo Woo Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,118, 20 September 1987

Gross USA:

$999,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$999,382
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film's opening prologue states: "This is the story of how one young man finally met a nice girl his own age. The story is true. Weird, but true". See more »

Quotes

Sonny: What kind of champagne do you have?
Waitress: Schlitz.
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In the Mood
Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf & Joe Garland' (as Joseph Garland)
Additional lyrics by Bette Midler & Barry Manilow
Performed by Jennifer Holliday
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Produced by Ralph Burns
© 1939 Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc.
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Boy meets woman, meets another woman, etc. and gets in hot water for it.
31 May 2008 | by PretoriaDZSee all my reviews

In these days of headlines about women abusing boys for their own emotional and sexual needs, this movie definitely is a creepy idea. Even though it is generally thought that boys and men will get "it" wherever they can, the truth is, inappropriate relationships cause psychological damage to all concerned. A 15-year old boy has an unformed character, the same as a 15-year old girl, has an unformed personality, not yet strong enough to withstand the impact of a sexual relationship and emerge unscathed. And a woman who would enter into such a relationship obviously is already damaged goods.

Patrick Dempsey himself did apparently have an appreciation for older women and went on to marry a woman who played a character on a train in the movie. He was 21 at the time and she was 48.


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