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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

Writer:

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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Storyline

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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You don't have to be crazy to fall in love...but it helps. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Johnny Depp was offered to play Mumford, but proved to be unavailable, before the role eventually went to Loren Dean. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Ernest Delbanco: ...no one can escape the fear of death. It is, as William James put it, 'the worm at the core,' and try as we may to forget or ignore our own mortality, the skull will grin in at the banquet.
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Connections

References Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Unsolved Mysteries Theme Music
From the television show entitled Unsolved Mysteries (1987)
Written and Performed by Gary Malkin (as Gary Remal Malkin) and Michael Boyd
Courtesy of Unsolved Music
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Making a difference
4 October 1999 | by mermattSee all my reviews

This is an odd and interesting film about a man who has

the innate ability to listen to people. When he listens,

people reveal their secret lives and take off their masks.

This is the result of an almost Christ-like empathy that

he has. Yet, ironically, he himself doesn't want to face

himself.

The film makes that point that we are who we think we are.

It portrays Socrates' ancient motto "Know Thyself" in a

very entertaining and intriguing way. The film seems to

tell us that genuine human connection is the best form of

therapy. A thoughtful and thought-provoking movie -- see

it if you can.


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