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Director  Jonathan Demme
Initial DVD release  December 17, 2010
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Comedy, Drama
Language  English
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Release date  June 1975
Writer  Robert Thom (screenplay), Frances Doel (story)
Music director  Snotty Scotty and The Hankies
Cast  Cloris Leachman (Melba), Stuart Whitman (Jim Bob), Ann Sothern (Sheba), Jim Backus (Mr. Albertson), Don Most (Shawn), Linda Purl (Cheryl)
Similar movies  All Ladies Do It, Jamon Jamon, Black Moon Rising, Knock Knock, Mezzo Forte, The Wolf of Wall Street
Tagline  In 1957 Cheryl Drove Her Mom's Chevy on a Heavy Date: Got Knocked Up, Knocked Over a Bank, Smashed Four Police Cars, and Kidnapped Her Stepfather. It Was a Crazy Year!

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Crazy Mama is a 1975 American action/comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme, produced by Julie Corman and stars Cloris Leachman. It marked Bill Paxton's film debut.


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In 1958, a Long Beach, California beauty parlor run by Melba Stokes (Leachman), her mother Sheba (Ann Sothern) and daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl), is repossessed. They flee when landlord Mr. Albertson comes to demand the back rent.

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On the road, heading back to Arkansas to reclaim the family farm, the Stokes women begin a crime spree. They rob a gas station first, then head for Las Vegas next. In pursuit of pregnant Cheryl is her boyfriend, Shawn, while Melba gets reacquainted with an old lover, Jim Bob. Further battles with the law along the way eventually lead to a shootout in which Jim Bob and others are killed. Melba is left alone, on the lam, but begins life again in a new town with a new look.


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  • Cloris Leachman as Melba
  • Stuart Whitman as Jim Bob
  • Ann Sothern as Sheba
  • Linda Purl as Cheryl
  • Jim Backus as Albertson
  • Donny Most as Shawn
  • Tisha Sterling as Young Sheba
  • Sally Kirkland as Ella Mae
  • Dick Miller as Wilbur Janeway
  • Harry Northup as FBI Man
  • The Goodyear Blimp as itself
  • Production

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    The film is a follow up to Big Bad Mama (1974). The original director was Shirley Clarke but she was fired ten days prior to filming and Demme (who had been preparing Fighting Mad for Corman) took over. Among the changes Demme made was to the ending, which was originally have all the leading characters die. Producer Julie Corman gave birth to her first child during production.


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  • "Transfusion" - Performed by Nervous Norvus
  • "Sleep Walk" - Performed by Santo & Johnny
  • "Money (That's What I Want)" - Performed by Barrett Strong
  • "Devoted to You" - Performed by The Everly Brothers
  • "Black Slacks" - Performed by Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones
  • "Running Bear" - Performed by Johnny Preston
  • "All I Have to Do Is Dream" - Performed by The Everly Brothers
  • "I've Had It" - Performed by The Bell Notes
  • "Western Movies" - Performed by The Olympics
  • "Lollipop" - Performed by The Chordettes
  • Home media

    On December 17, 2010, Shout! Factory released the title on DVD, packaged as a double feature with The Lady In Red as part of the Roger Corman Cult Classics collection.


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