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In the Spirit (1990)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 1990 (USA)
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A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeannie Berlin ... Crystal
Olympia Dukakis ... Sue
Peter Falk ... Roger Flan
Melanie Griffith ... Lureen
Elaine May ... Marianne Flan
Marlo Thomas ... Reva Prosky
Phillip Schopper Phillip Schopper ... The Voice
Agda Antonio Agda Antonio ... Yolanda
Brian Hickey Brian Hickey ... Attacker in Hall
Laurie Jones Laurie Jones ... Pamela
Phil Harper Phil Harper ... Homeless Executive
Steve Powers Steve Powers ... Documentary Interviewer
Hope Cameron Hope Cameron ... New Age Lecturer
David Eigenberg ... Handyman #1
David Baer ... Handyman #2
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A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in upstate New York to get away from a murderer who is pursuing them. Melanie Griffith also shows up briefly as a hooker as the two hide out acting as hookers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agitando os Espíritos See more »

Filming Locations:

New Providence, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$281,285
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)
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Trivia

In December 1988, shortly after the film had wrapped (which would prove well over a year in advance of its eventual release), Liz Smith's syndicated column named Louise Lasser as the seventh and final featured cast member, following Olympia Dukakis. Somewhere in the interim, however, for whatever reason, and with nary a mention in the press, Lasser's scenes found their way onto the cutting room floor, although it would seem that continuity concerns may have rescued her from utter oblivion - that judging from an alleged Lasser sighting mentioned online in 2005 ("Blink twice and you will miss the estimable Louise Lasser lurking in the background of an early shot"). See more »

Quotes

Reva: It's the mafia! The mafia is after us!
Maryann: Oh, the mafia wouldn't try to kill us and make it look like an accident! They'd just kill us! They're the mafia.
Reva: Oh, yes. But what if it connects them to something bigger, like drugs, or murder!?!
Maryann: Do you know much about the mafia?
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Quirky, Funny Comedy! Don't Miss it!
14 January 2012 | by leslie2122See all my reviews

I only wish it would come out on DVD! I've been an Elaine May fan forever and this is typical of her off-beat humor. Love this film so much, I actually suffer watching it on VHS. It's about two women who are extremely different. One (the Elaine May character) is a materialistic princess who is married to Peter Falk. The other, Marlo Thomas, is a ditsy new-ager. Somehow their paths cross and they must combine forces against the evils of the New York streets. Marlo Thomas plays her silly, idealistic part to the hilt. Don't over-analyze it - just enjoy! This is screwball comedy at its finest!

And if anyone knows where I can find the DVD, please let me know!


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