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Cold Turkey
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2.5 Stars
Cold Turkey Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: On TV Saw at/with: At the Greenburgs while Babysitting
Rating: PG Year: 1971 Category: Comedy
Director: Norman Lear Time: 99:00:00 min. Writer: Norman Lear & William Price Fox Jr.

Mine: Strained satire. Maybe too much of an edge to be enjoyable. Some good performances, but it left me with a bad taste.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Bittersweet satire of contemporary America; minister Van Dyke leads township crusade to stop smoking, in order to win mammoth contest. Trenchant finale doesn't entirely gibe with rest of film: still worthwhile, with Bob & Ray hilarious as newscasters. Fine score by Randy Newman; Horton's last film. Made in 1969.
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Jay Richardson's rating:
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(out of 5 stars)
I loved this movie. It is real people, real problems and one of the best Satires of religion, tobacco and middle-American gossip you will ever see.
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Vincent Gardenia as:
Mayor Wappler
Edward Everett Horton as:
Hiram C. Grayson
Bob Newhart Bob Newhart as:
Merwin Wren
Tom Poston as:
Edgar Stopworth
Pippa Scott as:
Natalie Brooks
Dick Van Dyke Dick Van Dyke as:
Rev. Clayton Brooks
Barnard Hughes as:
Dr. Procter
Jean Stapleton as:
Mrs. Wappler