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Very Brady Sequel
     

A Very Brady Sequel

Director: Arlene Sanford, Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Tim Matheson

Cast: Arlene Sanford, Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Tim Matheson

 

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Like its lively predecessor, The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), this mild comic send-up takes its characters and situations from the popular family sitcom of the 1970s, The Brady Bunch. Set in the '90s, it is filled with in-joke references to American pop culture. However, one need not be familiar with the original series in order to enjoy this film. Bad guy

Overview

Like its lively predecessor, The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), this mild comic send-up takes its characters and situations from the popular family sitcom of the 1970s, The Brady Bunch. Set in the '90s, it is filled with in-joke references to American pop culture. However, one need not be familiar with the original series in order to enjoy this film. Bad guy Trevor Thomas (Tim Matheson) is posing as supermom Carol Brady's long-dead first husband Roy Martin. He claims to have been amnesiac and made unrecognizable by plastic surgery after suffering disfiguring injuries, but in truth, he is on the hunt for a very valuable artifact, an ancient Chinese horse carving which Roy sent to his family from the field. Because of the family's sheer niceness, they could never imagine such deception, and husband Mike Brady (Gary Cole) welcomes him into their midst. This causes Roy no end of frustration, as not only must he live with this incredibly sweet and cheerful family while he searches for the carving, but he must endure having his ill-tempered sarcastic jibes go completely unrecognized. When Carol (Shelley Long) is kidnapped, the whole family goes a-hunting.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
This sequel to a hit comedy spoof of the vacuous '70s television series has even more sly, naughty fun with its basic time warp concept than its predecessor, probably because the first film's box-office success unshackled the filmmakers from adherence to their source material's superficially family friendly tone. By fully embracing the satirical possibilities of the Bradys' anachronistic foolishness, director Arlene Sanford provides some welcome zingers that take aim at everything from teen sexuality to that other show created by ham-and-cheese server Sherwood Schwartz, Gilligan's Island. Gary Cole and Shelley Long are as gifted at mimicking their iconic roles as previously, while Christine Taylor again steps nimbly to center stage as the self-involved Marcia. The appearance of RuPaul as a high school guidance counselor is a stupid, one-note throwaway bit that proves this follow-up isn't without its share of deserved stinkers among its more effective gags. Overall, however, A Very Brady Sequel (1996) is a laudable second act that's funny enough to earn a subsequent chapter in the franchise.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
UPC:
0097363324447
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French Stereo Surround; English subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shelley Long Carol Brady
Gary Cole Mike Brady
Tim Matheson Roy Martin/Trever Thomas
Christopher Daniel Barnes Greg Brady
Christine Taylor Marcia Brady
Henriette Mantel Alice Nelson
Paul Sutera Peter Brady
Jennifer Elise Cox Jan Brady
Jesse Lee Bobby Brady
Olivia Hack Cindy Brady
John Hillerman Dr. Whitehead
Zsa Zsa Gabor Actor
Rosie O'Donnell Actor
Barbara Eden Jeannie

Technical Credits
Arlene Sanford Director
Mac Ahlberg Cinematographer
Deborah Aquila Casting
James Berg Screenwriter
Anita Brandt-Burgoyne Editor
Cynthia Kay Charette Production Designer
Harry Elfont Screenwriter
Michael Fottrell Co-producer
Greg Jacobs Asst. Director
Deborah Kaplan Screenwriter
Alan Ladd Producer
Kelliann Ladd Co-producer
Guy Moon Songwriter
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Lloyd Schwartz Producer
Sherwood Schwartz Producer
Troy Sizemore Art Director
Jane Shannon Smith Casting
Jim Tanenbaum Sound/Sound Designer
Stan Zimmerman Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The 20 Million Dollar Horse [7:18]
2. House of Cards [4:30]
3. Tale of the Lost Husband [4:55]
4. Imaginary Boyfriend [2:40]
5. Attic Meeting [2:56]
6. George Glass [1:57]
7. Buyer Beware [1:18]
8. Moesha, Moesha, Moesha [5:03]
9. Detectives Bobby and Cindy [4:53]
10. Hair Appointment [2:23]
11. The Horse Trader [3:38]
12. Spaghetti With Mushrooms [5:31]
13. 555-Hunk [1:49]
14. About a Chick [3:58]
15. Women's Club Charity Auction [4:34]
16. Cappuccino Rendezvous [3:20]
17. A Liar and a Jailbird [4:57]
18. Who Is to Blame? [1:36]
19. Dancing and Singing in the Isles [7:18]
20. Following the Yarn [2:07]
21. Dr. Whitehead's Mansion [6:06]
22. Anniversary Surprise [3:00]
23. End Credits [3:49]

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