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Bad Manners (1984)

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Everyone is a stereotypical extreme in this sometimes mean-spirited black comedy about the vicious staff at an orphanage, the garrulous punk kids who live there, and the pretentious overblown rich couple who adopt one of the orphans -- this is not a happy world. In the Bleeding Heart Orphanage, Sister Serene (Anne De Salvo) applies all the mental and emotional restrictions she can to her wild charges, while Kurtz (Murphy Dunne) applies the electric cattle prod. When one of the children (all around 10 years old, more or less) is adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Martin Mull and Karen Black), his cohorts come to rescue him from the terrors of an upper-class Santa Barbara existence -- and subsequent mayhem ensues. With a low-brow, low-budget approach, the premises are obviously meant to key in to the slapstick characterizations, but for some viewers, even the comic moments may not assuage the meaner undertones of the film.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Comedy
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New World

Cast

Martin Mull
as Warren Fitzpatrick
Karen Black
as Gladys Fitzpatrick
Anne De Salvo
as Sister Serena
Murphy Dunne
as Mr. Kurtz
Pamela Adlon
as Girl Joey
Georg Olden
as Piper
Joey Coleman
as Whitey
Stephen Stucker
as Dr. Bender
Edy Williams
as Mrs. Slatt
Hy Pike
as Slatt
Gertrude Flynn
as Mother Celestina
Lark Hackshaw
as Nurse Bates
Seth Wagerman
as Professor
Thomas Stokes
as Chubby
Richard Deacon
as Ticket Salesman
Bridget Sienna
as Carnation
Barry Cutler
as Pizza Man
Steve Lalande
as Gay Guy
Rex Ryon
as Cop
Drew Davis
as Teenage Samurai
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½

A really, really lame movie. I'm one of those many who wondered why Martin Mull was considered to be a comic. He did those annoying Red Roof Inn commercials and he's a Browns fan. Maybe that's what makes him so funny.

J K
J K

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