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The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)

When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to get them out.

Director:

Bruce Bilson

Writers:

Don Tait (screenplay), Albert Fay Hill (book) (as Rev. Albert Fay Hill)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Herrmann ... Michael Hill
Barbara Harris ... Vickie
Susan Clark ... Anne
Karen Valentine ... Jane
Michael Constantine ... Marv
Cloris Leachman ... Claire
Patsy Kelly ... Rose
Douglas Fowley ... Delaney (as Douglas V. Fowley)
Virginia Capers ... Cleo
Steve Franken ... Tom
Dena Dietrich ... Mrs. Carlisle
Dick Fuchs Dick Fuchs ... Howard
Herb Voland ... Dr. Fulton
Alan Hale Jr. ... Harry, the Hat (as Alan Hale)
Melora Hardin ... Carmel
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Storyline

When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to get them out. Written by Erin Hunt <thehunts@nr.infi.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If They Ever Got Organized, It Would Be A Crime! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ding-a-Ling Dames See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was inspired by events that took place at a church in New Rochelle, NY, in October of 1963. The real North Avenue Presbyterian did lose its charter at some point before the movie was released, was sold to the city of New Rochelle, and stood vacant for over 30 years. It is now owned by Clara & Mariano Rivera and hosts Clara's Pentecostal congregation. See more »

Goofs

During the climactic demolition derby at the warehouse, Dr. Rheems yells that Roca is getting away. At that point, Roca was still a mystery man to everyone. Nobody knew his name. See more »

Quotes

Marvin Fogleman, T-Man: Think about it. Who would suspect a bunch of ding-a-ling dames?
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Mississippi Magic
Written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
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family comedy
24 October 2004 | by momontherunSee all my reviews

I watched this as a child and thought it was hilarious!!!! Even after twenty years (yes, I have seen it again as an adult) it is still hilarious! I can't wait to watch it again with my kids. I would definitely recommend this one! There is a lot of physical humor in this movie. (i.e.-like the humor in the classic TV series Lavern and Shirley) One of my favorite scenes is when all of the ladies are trying to follow one of the crooks and are soooo conspicuous! The Rev. says, "Everybody peel off, peel off" and well.....you really just need to see the movie.


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