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Cold Turkey


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A satire of contemporary
America, starring Dick Van Dyke Bob Newhart
Vincent Gardenia
In a bid for free publicity, a tobacco magnate offers$25 million to any town that can give up smoking for 30 days. However he underestimates the willpower of the citizens of Eagle Rock, where the clergyman rallies the community to pursue the prize.
Director Norman Lear (1971)


Unknown: Dick van Dyke
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Vincent Gardenia
Director: Norman Lear
Rev Clayton Brooks: Dick van Dyke
Merwin Wren: Bob Newhart
Mayor Wrappler: Vincent Gardenia
Natalie Brooks: Pippa Scott
Edgar Stopworth: Tom Poston
Hiram C Grayson: Edward Everett Horton
Mrs Wrappler: Jean Stapleton
Letitia Hornsby: Barbara Cason
Police Chief Rabbit Watson: Raymond Kark

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