Cold Turkey Reviews
September 5, 2010
A very funny movie, with a good story and a good cast. I liked it.
April 2, 2013
I loved the hard edge on this film, definitely not a friendly film. A good ol' "fuck you" to corporations, politics and small town America.
July 15, 2012
Irreverent, cynical and hysterical social satire of small town 'Murica. It's shocking to see that this film is virtually forgotten.
October 18, 2007
The story of what happens when a multi million dollar tobacco company challenge a town of heavy smokers to give up smoking for 30 days.
July 16, 2007
It's funny. I saw it in the theatre when it came out and I remember a lot of it even now. Dick Van Dyke was in top form.
July 14, 2007
I remember this old movie. Lots of "human nature" running amuck. Lots of fun to watch with some of the "best" of the old comedians (e.g. Dick Van Dyke).
May 1, 2009
Between a 6/10 and 7/10, "Cold Turkey" is not terribly significant satire. It was made-after all-to amuse the very people it is satirizing, but it does this with a hustling, commercial vitality.
November 25, 2010
A satire on the addiction of smoking cigarettes. Funny at times, the era of the early seventies churned out comedies like this one in abundance. Not hysterically funny, not even witty, this is just amusing at best.
Almost entirely a Norman Lear comedy, written, directed, etc.
An entire town tries to go cold turkey... meaning NO smoking suddenly. If it does so for a month, the town wins 25 million dollars, but not before losing all sense of civility.
Stars young Dick Van Dyke as the town reverend and numerous television/movie supporting cast types. He is just as adicted to smoking as anyone, but sees the worth of the prize purse of 25 million dollars.
Bob Newhart plays the antagonist who's in the employ of the tobacco company. His job is to provoke the townspeople to smoking any way he can and thus lose the prize money. Ever dull witted Tom Poston also appears. Tom and Bob were regulars on Newhart's television sitcom show.
Comic impressario Norman Lear makes his directorial debut with this farce about an entire town who tries to give up smoking in order to win $25 million. Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart and Tom Poston star.
Dick Van Dyke (of television's The Dick Van Dyke Show)
Bob Newhart (comedian, of television's The Bob Newhart Show)
Edward Everett Horton
Tom Poston (of television's The Bob Newhart Show and before)
Jean Stapleton (wife of Archie Bunker in All in the Family)
Story by: William Price Fox Jr.
Editor: John C. Horger
Director: Norman Lear
Producer: Norman Lear
Screenplay: Norman Lear
Story by: Norman Lear
Costume Designer: Rita Riggs
Composer: Randy Newman
Associate Producer: Edward Stephenson
Cinematographer: Charles F. Wheeler
Executive Producer: Bud Yorkin
February 20, 2009
Underrated gem--great satire. I have to go with the cliche of why Hollywood doesn't make movies in this style today when I think about Cold Turkey. It's satirical and funny at the same time. One big question--why isn't the film available on DVD?
October 23, 2010
Take into consideration the year this was made; then enjoy this very funny film. Great comedians, a little silly, but for those of us who have ever tried to quit smoking, there's a lot to relate to here. Just have fun with it.