Brady Bunch Movie

Brady Bunch Movie

Director: Betty Thomas

Cast: Betty Thomas, Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Michael McKean

     
 

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The Brady Bunch Movie pays tribute to the 1970s TV show while poking gentle fun at it. The Brady family, led by father Mike (Gary Cole), still live in their suburban, split-level home and are still throwbacks to the era that spawned them. Eternally perky wife Carol (Shelley Long) is the perfect homemaker, while the kids' behavior is as wholesome as their loud,See more details below

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The Brady Bunch Movie pays tribute to the 1970s TV show while poking gentle fun at it. The Brady family, led by father Mike (Gary Cole), still live in their suburban, split-level home and are still throwbacks to the era that spawned them. Eternally perky wife Carol (Shelley Long) is the perfect homemaker, while the kids' behavior is as wholesome as their loud, time-warp pastel clothes. Meanwhile, the greedy, selfish modern era swirls dangerously around them, embodied in next-door neighbor and real estate agent Ditmeyer (Michael McKean), who wants to buy the Bradys' property and turn the neighborhood into a giant mall. But no amount of money or prodding can persuade the Bradys to give up their home. Director Betty Thomas contrasts the overlit sitcom look of the Brady house interiors (faithfully recreated from the series) with real locations and natural grit for the modern L.A. scenes. The result is a satire that deftly spoofs the idea of staying true to old-fashioned values without ever passing judgment on those values.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
What might have been yet another disastrous big-screen sitcom revival (like the awful Beverly Hillbillies movie) works wonderfully in this clever comedy. The reason it works is the ingenious notion of taking the sickeningly wholesome Brady clan and plopping them -- unchanged -- into the 1990s. It's mostly a one-joke movie, the one joke being the family's utter cluelessness when presented with such developments as carjacking and lesbian seduction, but fans of the TV series will also be delighted at canny re-creations of some favorite scenes and cameos by some of the original cast members. Lighthearted and entertaining, though a bit racy for the kiddies, this twisted nostalgia piece is a lot of fun. Particularly noteworthy is the production design, which faithfully re-creates the look and loud but strangely washed-out colors of the show.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929303793
Original Release:
1995
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
7,993

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shelley Long Carol Brady
Gary Cole Mike Brady
Michael McKean Mr. Dittmeyer
Jean Smart Mrs. Ditmeyer
Henriette Mantel Alice Nelson
Christine Taylor Marcia Brady
Christopher Daniel Barnes Greg Brady
Mike Lookinland Actor
Maureen McCormick Actor
Eve Plumb Actor
Paul Sutera Peter Brady
Jennifer Elise Cox Jan Brady
Jesse Lee Bobby Brady
Olivia Hack Cindy Brady
David Graf Sam Franklin
Jack Noseworthy Eric Ditmeyer
Moriah Snyder Missy
Alanna Ubach Noreen
Shane Conrad Doug Simpson
Marissa Ribisi Holly
R.D. Robb Charlie
Steven Gilborn Mr. Phillips
Keone Young Mr. Watanabe
James Avery Mr. Yeager
Robert Rothwell Mr. Simmons
David Proval Electrician
Arnold Turner Officer Axelrod
David Leisure Jason
Archie Hahn Mr. Swanson
Barry Williams Music Producer
Beverly Archer Mrs. Whitfield
RuPaul Mrs. Cummings
Ann B. Davis Schultzy
Davy Jones Himself
Micky Dolenz Himself
Peter Tork Himself
Jennifer Blanc Valley Girl
Julie Payne Mrs. Simmons
Christopher Knight Coach
Selma Archerd Neighbor
Lisa Sutton Hooker
Florence Henderson Grandma Brady

Technical Credits
Betty Thomas Director
Mac Ahlberg Cinematographer
Peter Albiez Special Effects
Deborah Aquila Casting
Barry Berg Co-producer,Production Manager
Rick Copp Screenwriter
William Joseph Durrell Art Director
Laurice Elehwany Screenwriter
Richard Graves Asst. Director
Steven Jordan Production Designer
David Kirkpatrick Producer
Alan Ladd Executive Producer
Guy Moon Score Composer
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Chuck Picerni Stunts
Nanci B. Roberts Art Director
Lloyd Schwartz Producer
Sherwood Schwartz Producer
Jane Shannon Casting
Peter Teschner Editor
Jenno Topping Co-producer
Bonnie Turner Screenwriter
Terry Turner Screenwriter
Steve Tyrell Musical Direction/Supervision
Russell Williams Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brady Bunch Movie
1. Have a Nice Day [2:54]
2. They're Not Normal [10:53]
3. This Is A Car, Jack [3:24]
4. Goddess Of West Dale High [3:49]
5. Work It [2:30]
6. Strike One [4:02]
7. We Can Save The House! [4:17]
8. Bravo, Johnny Bravo [4:03]
9. Teen Models [1:50]
10. Strike Two [2:00]
11. 32-24-Hike! [3:50]
12. Different Drummer [5:05]
13. That Really Is Davy Jones! [5:16]
14. Going, Going, Gone [6:09]
15. Janhunt [5:13]
16. Keep On Keepin' On [8:28]
17. Stop The Auction! [5:23]
18. Change, Change, Change [5:12]

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