Serial

Serial

Director: Bill Persky

Cast: Bill Persky, Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Sally Kellerman

     
 

There are no cliff-hanging moments in Serial, but there's plenty of laughs in this trenchant comedy comment on 1970s lifestyles. Martin Mull plays the father of a Marin County family that succumbs to every silly fad coming down the pike. Mull tries to distance himself from his family's idiocies, but it's always the man who pays the piper. The film, based on aSee more details below

Overview

There are no cliff-hanging moments in Serial, but there's plenty of laughs in this trenchant comedy comment on 1970s lifestyles. Martin Mull plays the father of a Marin County family that succumbs to every silly fad coming down the pike. Mull tries to distance himself from his family's idiocies, but it's always the man who pays the piper. The film, based on a collection of newspaper essays by Cyra McFadden, is neatly tied up with a Capraesque ending allowing Mull to finally prevail. Some of the best moments involves Mull's tiltings with his trend-happy neighbor Bill Macy.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2008
UPC:
0844503000354
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
R
Source:
Legend Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Mull Harvey Holroyd
Tuesday Weld Kate
Sally Kellerman Martha
Anthony Battaglia Stokeley
Nita Talbot Angela
Bill Macy Sam
Pamela Bellwood Carol
Barbara Rhoades Vivian
Ann Weldon Rachel
Peter Bonerz Leonard
Jon Fong Wong
Christopher Lee Luckman/Skull
Patch MacKenzie Stella
Tom Smothers Rev. Spike
Clark Brandon Spenser
Clyde Ventura Donald
Bob Balhat-Chet Actor
Kenny Endoso Actor
Anthony Fusco Actor
Jennifer McAllister Joan
Sam Chew Bill
Stacey Nelkin Marlene
Paul Rossilli Paco
Kevin O'Brien Jim
Mark L. Taylor Cult Member 1
Donna Ponterotto Daphne
Lee Wilkof Brian
John Thompson Store Manager
Kevin Howard Roger
Robin Sherwood Woman
George American Horse Indian Chief
Peter Horton Cult Member 4
Buddy Joe Hooker Biker
Billy Sands Bartender
Mark Rasmussen Tony Wilson
Scott Paulin Hip Caterer
Steve Holladay Stunt Biker
Jophery Brown Stunt Biker
Bill Jelliffe Man on Ferry

Technical Credits
Bill Persky Director
Sidney Beckerman Producer
Michael Elias Screenwriter
Rich Eustis Screenwriter
Norman Gimbel Songwriter
Rexford Metz Cinematographer
Bruce Miller Musical Arrangement
Paul Dal Porto Set Decoration/Design
William Sandell Production Designer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer,Songwriter
Jerry Sobul Asst. Director
Jack Solomon Sound/Sound Designer
John W. Wheeler Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Serial
1. Main Title/Good Morning [11:16]
2. Love Talk [16:02]
3. Harvey's Family Matters [16:41]
4. The Negative Family Dynamic [10:17]
5. Extramarital Affairs [9:32]
6. Finding Kate [7:05]
7. Harvey's Break [7:58]
8. A Rough Business [6:49]
9. Reunion [6:31]

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