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Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988)

It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic, and the job turns into a nightmare ... See full summary »

Director:

Dick Bartlett

Writer:

Jean Shepherd
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Shepherd Jean Shepherd ... Ralph, the Man / Scott
James Sikking ... Old Man
Dorothy Lyman ... Mom
Jerry O'Connell ... Young Ralph
Jason Clarke Adams Jason Clarke Adams ... Randy
Cameron Johann ... Flick
Ross Eldridge Ross Eldridge ... Schwartz
Bill McDonald Bill McDonald ... Cop
Marjorie O'Neill-Butler Marjorie O'Neill-Butler ... Clerk
Edward Logan Edward Logan ... Johnson
W. Clapham Murray W. Clapham Murray ... Archie
Frank T. Wells Frank T. Wells ... Zudoc
Peter Gerety ... Gertz
Robert J. Colonna Robert J. Colonna ... John (as Robert T. Colonna)
Arnie Cox Arnie Cox ... Ace
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Storyline

It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic, and the job turns into a nightmare presided over by the story's author, Jean Shepherd, in hilariously unconvincing movie makeup. Ralph's dad hardly can wait for the family's upcoming fishing vacation in Michigan at the movie title's resort but will have to drive their old car through a sea of troubles to get there. Fuzzhead the dog runs away and joins a wealthy family, to the consternation of Mom, who patiently handles über-whiner little-brother Randy and buys a whirligig as consolation. Written by John Chapot

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss See more »

Filming Locations:

Cedar Hill, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

American Playhouse, WGBH See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Parkers' car is a 1946-1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when the mother is making breakfast, a Crock Pot can be seen on a shelf. Crock Pots were not invented until 1971. See more »

Quotes

[Randy desperately has to go to the bathroom]
Randy: [whining] Mom, I can't undo my knot; I have to go!
Ralph's Mother: Ralph, would you help your brother?
Ralph: For crying out loud! OK, runt, let's go!
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Alternate Versions

The version shown on the Disney Channel edits out the part where the man at the junk store talks about starting his business with a Mexican made out of bread dough. See more »

Connections

References Lassie Come Home (1943) See more »

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Funny movie from Jean Shepherd
20 May 2002 | by smitheeallenSee all my reviews

The late Jean Shepherd who wrote "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash", which "A Christmas Story" was based on wrote and narrated this funny little movie based on his short story of the same name. It deals with the same family from "A Christmas Story" though with different actors and their family vacation when Ralph(ie) is 14 and all the crazy things that happen before and during their long drive to their favorite vacation spot. If you like "A Christmas Story" you'll probably like this movie too. It's quite funny in a low key sort of way.


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