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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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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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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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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dana Ivey and Hope Davis play mother and daughter in both this film and The Impostors (1998). See more »

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

Quotes

Skip Skipperton: So, do you know what I've been doing, all alone in my workshop, for almost two years? How I spend my every solitary hour? What I've been working on, what the world really needs and no one has been able to create: a virtually life-like humanoid, gender-specific, anatomically functional, sexual surrogate-slash-companion.
Dr. Mumford: [Looking confused] "Slash-what"?
Skip Skipperton: Sexual surrogate-slash-companion.
Dr. Mumford: [still confused] A doll?
Skip Skipperton: No, doc. Not a doll! I am Panda Modems. I'm talking about much, much more than a doll. ...
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Connections

References The Stepford Wives (1975) 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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Very Funny With Great Characters
19 September 1999 | by SKeller64See all my reviews

Got the chance to see a sneak preview of Mumford and mainly went to see it for Chasing Amy's Jason Lee (as I'm that big of a Kevin Smith fan) and was rather caught off-guard by how good it was. Starting out, the movie is slightly oddly paced and just throws you into the plot with little explanation as to what's up. The script unfolds expertly and does a great job of drawing you into the storyline and the very believable characters. It's extremely funny in a low-key way with most of the humor coming as a quick comment delivered dead-pan. It's the sort of flick where all of the characters are great because they're so quirky that they are funny in and of themselves. The overall message of the movie is also a good one. Definitely reccomended viewing.

By the way, you get to see Jason Lee skate a bit. Cool beans.


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