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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:

Six church ladies become super sleuths and set out to foil crime... their way. 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

The final film for veteran character actors Patsy Kelly and Douglas Fowley. 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

Rev. Michael Hill: [over $1,206 of the church] I want that money back, and if I don't get it, I will go straight to the police.
Harry the Hat: Now we don't want any trouble.
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Soundtracks

Mississippi Magic
Written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
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One of my favorites
5 March 2003 | by lheistSee all my reviews

For whatever reason, this was one of my favorite movies as a kid. It's the story of a reverend (the same guy who is in Gilmore Girls and who plays President Roosevelt in Annie) who comes to a new town. He and a bunch of church ladies are enlisted by the FBI to help crack down on illegal gambling in their town. The subject matter of the film is probably over the heads of some kids, but they'll love the car chases and general mayhem that abounds.


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