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Crazy Mama (1975)

Crazy Mama




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A woman (Cloris Leachman) recruits both her mother (Ann Sothern) and daughter (Linda Purl) for a nationwide crime spree that begins in California and lasts all the way to Arkansas.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Thom, Frances Doel
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 28, 2002
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Jim Backus
as Mr. Albertson
Don Most
as Shawn
Linda Purl
as Cheryl
Dick Miller
as Wilbur Janeway
Carmen Argenziano
as Supermarket Manager
Ralph James
as Sheriff in 1932
Dinah Englund
as Melba in 1932
Mickey Fox
as Mrs. Morgan
John Aprea
as Marvin
Hal Marshall
as Bartender
Bill McLean
as Bank Manager
Warren Miller
as Justice of the Peace
Barbara Walters
as Lady Teller
Saul J. Krugman
as Col. Snodgrass
Tisha Sterling
as Sheba in 1932
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Critic Reviews for Crazy Mama

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Pure exhilaration

Full Review… | March 1, 2012

Opening nine months after the R-rated 'Big Bad Mama,' the PG 'Crazy Mama' substituted comedy for sex and a 1950s Mad magazine/rock-and-roll vibe for 1930s rusticity.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

... relies more on momentum and personality than narrative but that's just fine for this misfit crime spree road comedy.

Full Review… | December 7, 2010
Parallax View

The film wonderfully tears down the conventions of '50s womanhood, while providing loads of quirky fun along the way.

Full Review… | December 4, 2010

Audience Reviews for Crazy Mama

This movie has a lot of action, mostly gun fights and car chases, but the acting is average and the story is like Big Bad Mama, just with more characters. I was expecting a dark comedy, as the summary says, but there are very few laughs, and it's not very dark either. It's not a horrendous movie, though, it just needed more work.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Good performances by Cloris Leachman and Linda Purl cant save this crapfest that looks like a cross between Big Bad Mama meets American Graffitti. A young Donny Most also appears in this film playing a slightly more likeable but just as annoying character like Ralph Malph. Jim Backus has a nice funny cameo as the bank president who makes the mistake of crossing the three generatons of outlaw women.

Curtis Reynolds

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