Love at Stake Reviews
From the minds behind "Saturday Night Live" and "MadTV!" comes a tale of Sorcery in Salem! Young baker Sara Lee (yes, none other than the bakery company) is overjoyed that her childhood sweetheart Miles (Cassidy) has returned to be the new assistant at Salem's church.
But all is not well in fair Salem; the mayor (Dave Thomas) and the judge (Stuart Pankin) have come up with an outrageous scheme to dupe the townsfolk out of their land, by accusing innocent people of witchcraft.
One highlight of the film is the Thanksgiving Day dinner with all invited ("even indians" says their sign). The indians and puritans all have name tags like some sort of convention.
Also, a real witch goes around creating hilarious mischief throuout the film. The village sheriff sounds and tries to act like the great deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) of television's sixties sitcom Mayberry. Numerous trials to find witches with a defense lawyer who can't win a case.
A must see for American history buffs or anyone in the least familiar with the strict religious sect called the puritans, New England was turning over in its grave when this got released. I can risk recommending this, but the reviews of fellow RTers vastly varies.
Funny bordering at times on hilarious. Ends with credits and the Elvis hit Burning Love (Hunka Hunk of Burnin' Love).
Patrick Cassidy (childhood sweetheart of Sara Lee)
Kelly Preston (as Sara Lee, real life wife of John Travolta)
Bud Cort (the made blind minister by a witch in this one, Cort got fame with the now cult film: Harold and Maude)
Executive Producer: John Daly
Composer: Charles Fox
Executive Producer: Derek Gibson
Editor: Danford B. Greene
Producer: Michael Gruskoff
Cinematographer: Mark Irwin
Screenplay: Lanier Laney
Director: John Moffitt
Screenplay: Terry Sweeney
Production Designer: Roy Forge Smith
Co-Producer : Armand Speca
This movie is for Airplane, Monty Python, South Park, Mel Brooks, etc type of lovers of comedy!
I haven't seen it since I was younger so I'm sure all this will make MUCH more sense to me.. especially the part with the guy having sex with the chicken in the coop...!