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memories of the ’80s – Overboard

In the late 1980s, a screwball comedy would not succeed at the box office, but certainly would with viewers in the future in Overboard. Written by Leslie Dixon and produced by Garry Marshall, Overboard stars Goldie Hawn as wealthy Joanna … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Freaky Friday

Created by the Disney machine, this fantasy comedy was a fave of kids of December 1976: Freaky Friday. Written by Mary Rodgers and directed by Gary Nelson, Freaky Friday starred Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silent Movie

Fans of satire and slapstick comedy got a dose of cultural commentary in the Mel Brooks film Silent Movie. Co-written, directed and starring Mel Brooks, Silent Movie is a parody of the silent film era, and starts Brooks as Mel … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Barefoot Executive

A Walt Disney production that was a cross between a kid’s film with a dash of adult comedy, The Barefoot Executive starred a chimpanzee who was deciding the fate of television series. A satire of television networks, this film starred … Continue reading

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