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In the Mood (1987)

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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Finally, a teenage comedy for adults! See more »

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

Gross USA:

$999,382
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In-joke: Newsreel narrator is identified on screen as "Alan Brady" - in reality voice of Carl Reiner (who receives a "special thanks" in credits) using name of character he played on The Dick Van Dyke Show. 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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A wonderful, overlooked gem
19 May 1999 | by Some1-2-2See all my reviews

This film is so wonderfully quirky, it could be British. In fact, I was sure it was the work of a British filmmaker until I saw it was written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who then went on to make Field of Dreams and Sneakers.

It's nothing at all like those bigger, more "Hollywood" style movies. This is charming, low-key, and, well, goofy. It's played for oddness and smiles instead of big laughs. It's also smart and completely won us over. And it's a true story.

Definitely one of my very favorite sleepers.


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