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Funny Farm (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 3 June 1988 (USA)
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A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be just a little bit different to what they were expecting.

Director:

George Roy Hill

Writers:

Jay Cronley (book), Jeffrey Boam (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Andy Farmer
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Elizabeth Farmer (as Madolyn Smith)
Kevin O'Morrison ... Sheriff Ledbetter
Joseph Maher ... Michael Sinclair
Jack Gilpin ... Bud Culbertson
Caris Corfman Caris Corfman ... Betsy Culbertson
William Severs William Severs ... Newspaper Editor
Mike Starr ... Crocker
Glenn Plummer ... Mickey
William Duell William Duell ... Old Character
Helen Lloyd Breed Helen Lloyd Breed ... Old Operator
Kit Le Fever ... Young Operator (as Le Fevre)
Dakin Matthews ... Marion Corey Jr.
William Newman ... Gus Lotterhand
Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Ethel Dinges
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Storyline

When Andy and Elizabeth buy a farm in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy has quit his job as a sports journalist and is planning to use the peace and quiet of the country to write the Great American Novel. From the moment the movers' truck gets lost with their furniture, though, there's little peace and less quiet. From a manical mailman to a dead body buried in the garden, Andy is distracted by the town and its wacky inhabitants. His effort at a novel is mediocre, at best, and he's threatened by Elizabeth's foray into writing when she attempts a children's book. Can the Farmers survive the townsfolk and each other? Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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Taglines:

Chevy Chase finds life in the country isn't what it's cracked up to be!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Funny Farm See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,655,439, 5 June 1988

Gross USA:

$25,537,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,537,221
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture was filmed during August, September, October, and November 1987. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Andy gets annoyed with the bird singing right outside his window, and throws hot coffee at it. The bird nest is not right outside Andy's window. An earlier shot from the nest shows it to be too far away to hit with coffee. See more »

Quotes

Andy Farmer: Call me Mr. Lamb Fries!
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Alternate Versions

To receive a PG certificate the 1989 UK video version was cut by 3 secs by the BBFC to remove one use of 'fuck you' and several uses of 'shit'. See more »


Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
Performed by Redbud Choir
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Hilarious
19 August 2003 | by OCSALONSee all my reviews

This movie is funny. I don't know why it has such low ratings. I like the sarcasm involved in having a married couple from the city moving out to a farm. This is a movie that I recommend to anyone who wishes to have a few laughs watching Chevy Chase and his superb timing for acting in comedies such as this one.


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