Claude Raintree creates toys and gives them to the local orphanage. Unfortunately some of his "creations" do more than they were designed to do. Hysterical neighbors and law enforcement can't control him and even the spy from a big city toy manufacturer gets caught up in the web of ultrasonic, over-the-top harebrained adventure. Along the way, Claude tries to save his farm and the orphanage from foreclosure - marry his sweetheart of 12-years - and adopt an orphan he's fallen in love with. The Man From Clover Grove is a heartwarming story of generosity, love and life's most important attribute - the importance of family.Written by
When I first saw this film in the spring of 2001, I thought it was the most humorous and amazing camera work I had ever seen. I still feel this way. The movie starts off with this banjo crazy epic jingle about epic heroes and the greatest of them all, the Man From Clover Grove. I like Millie Swickle, Claude Raintree, and the guy who plays Millie's father. It's all so cute and funny or ridiculous, you'll laugh yourself right out of your seat and swear you've been beat up by stupid. There's this hilariously long chase seen, where you get the feeling the director got out the weirdest music he was glad he never through away and decided he had to roll a lot of film to make the movie longer. Also there's all this play going on about Claude Raintree, our legendary hero, and Millie Swickle, his love interest. It's cute. As crazy as this movie is with orphans traveling in the back of a sort of dump truck, a horrible minstrel performance by a deputy and police chasing remote control vehicles all to the tune of psychedelic music, it's a delightful campfire tale type sort of story and filming. It makes you laugh cause it's so incredibly stupid. It's the most fantastic film ever made. I wish I could see it at least six more times.
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