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Mumford (1999)

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In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

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Lawrence Kasdan

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Lawrence Kasdan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Dean ... Mumford
Hope Davis ... Sofie Crisp
Jason Lee ... Skip Skipperton
Alfre Woodard ... Lily
Mary McDonnell ... Althea Brockett
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Henry Follett
Zooey Deschanel ... Nessa Watkins
Martin Short ... Lionel Dillard
David Paymer ... Dr. Ernest Delbanco
Jane Adams ... Dr. Phyllis Sheeler
Dana Ivey ... Mrs. Crisp
Kevin Tighe ... Mr. Crisp
Ted Danson ... Jeremy Brockett
Jason Ritter ... Martin Brockett
Elisabeth Moss ... Katie Brockett
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The story of two Mumfords - one a small town, the other a man. Mumford, the town, is full of people with problems, from a teenage girl who is unhappy with her looks to a local billionaire, "the king of modems", who would trade everything away if he could. So when Micky Mumford, the man, turns out to be a psychologist with slightly unusual methods he soon finds a spot in people's heart as someone to whom they can tell their secrets. But Micky too has a secret, and that one's about to hunt him down. Written by CyberRax

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Some towns have all the fun. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sex-related images, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dilidoki See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,851,291, 26 September 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,554,569, 28 November 1999
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2.35 : 1
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Dr. Ernest Delbanco is loosely based on the well-known German Dermatologist of the 1930s, Dr. Ernst Delbanco, who pioneered treatments of venereal disease. See more »

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Flesh colored "pants" are visible in the nude classroom scene. See more »

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Jeremy Brockett: Are you a man who likes to treat himself right?
Dr. Mumford: I've had my moments.
Jeremy Brockett: Well, I am. And I'm not ashamed of it. Nobody ever said on their deathbed, "I treated myself too well."
Dr. Mumford: I thought it was, "Nobody ever said I should have spent more time at the office."
Jeremy Brockett: Fill in the blanks. I don't mind the office. The point is you only go around once. So, like the Zen say, "Be here now."
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"Dr." Mickey Mumford: A Likable Guy
17 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Now here is a different kind of story: a very low-key guy (Loren Dean) pretending to be a psychiatrist in a small town.

Dean does a fabulous job of portraying the soft-spoken, easy-going "shrink" and is so likable that he makes the film enjoyable.

There are a few spots that drag on too long, such as a few scenes with Hope Davis' character but the "patients" as a whole are certainly interesting and varied. This is another one of those films that got much press, and undeservedly-so because it's pretty entertaining with a good cast. In addition to the above, we see Alfre Woodard, Mary McDonnell, David Paymer, Martin Short and Ted Danson. If you are familiar with those actors, you'll know why a psychiatrist is needed!


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