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The Road to Wellville (1994)

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A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early twentieth century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.

Director:

Alan Parker

Writers:

T. Coraghessan Boyle (novel), Alan Parker (screenplay)
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
Bridget Fonda ... Eleanor Lightbody
Matthew Broderick ... William Lightbody
John Cusack ... Charles Ossining
Dana Carvey ... George Kellogg
Michael Lerner ... Goodloe Bender
Colm Meaney ... Dr. Lionel Badger
John Neville ... Endymion Hart-Jones
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Ida Muntz
Traci Lind ... Nurse Irene Graves
Camryn Manheim ... Virginia Cranehill
Roy Brocksmith ... Poultney Dab
Norbert Weisser ... Dr. Spitzvogel
Monica Parker ... Mrs. Tindermarsh
Jacob Reynolds ... Young George Kellogg
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Storyline

A madcap portrayal of William Lightbody's stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. William's wife, Eleanor, has persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg is very unconventional, and almost barbaric in his treatments. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy of the heart and other organs.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aux bons soins du Dr Kellogg See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,507,514
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the movie was filmed at the Mohonk Mountain House near New Paltz, New York, a Quaker-family-owned hotel, built in stages from 1879 to 1910. It's situated on the Shawangunk Ridge, which is south of the Catskill Mountains. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Unpronounceable is dead, you can see him breathing. See more »

Quotes

William Lightbody: You were masturbating!
Dr. Lionel Badger: I was not! I was massaging my colon!
William Lightbody: Massaging your colon! I know where the colon is and it doesn't stick up in the air!
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Connections

Referenced in Action: Blowhard (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

A Chewing Song
Based on "There Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight"
By Joe Hayden & Theodore A. Metz
Arrangement by Rob Turner
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With friends like these, who needs enemas
15 October 2006 | by roedygSee all my reviews

"With friends like these, who needs enemas." is the funniest line in the movie.

If you laugh when you hear the words "shit", "poo", "enema" or "masturbation" you will enjoy this movie. Reliance on pompous people saying these words wore thin for me.

I would have made a nice 30 minute short. It dragged on and on repeating the same elements.

The actors shout as if they were on stage trying to emote to the back rows in some melodrama. I just wanted them to shut up.

The musical score reminded be of an endlessly extended frantic Wendy's commercial.

It is visually interesting with all the Victoriana, and the crazy health machines created by Dr. Kellogg.

Lots of nudity of ugly people. The extras are a bizarre looking crew, picked for their grotesqueness.


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