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Cold Turkey (1971)

PG-13
99 min | Comedy

Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.
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Director
Norman Lear (directed by)
Writers
Norman Lear (screen story by) (screenplay by) | William Price Fox (screen story by) (as William Price Fox Jr.) | Margaret Rau (novel "I'm Giving Them Up for Good") | Neil Rau (novel "I'm Giving Them Up for Good")
Producer
Norman Lear (produced by)
Composer
Randy Newman (music by)
Cinematographer
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Updated Feb 19, 1971

Release date
Feb 19, 1971 (United States)

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Rev. Clayton Brooks Rev. Clayton Brooks   See fewer
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Pippa Scott
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Edward Everett Horton
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Bob Elliott
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Ray Goulding
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Vincent Gardenia
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Barnard Hughes
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Graham Jarvis
Amos Bush Amos Bush   See fewer
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Jean Stapleton
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Barbara Cason
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Judith Lowry
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Helen Page Camp
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Paul Benedict
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Simon Scott
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Raymond Kark
Homer Watson Homer Watson   See fewer
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Peggy Rea
Mrs. Proctor Mrs. Proctor   See fewer
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Woodrow Parfrey
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George Mann
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Charles Pinney
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Gloria LeRoy
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Eric Boles
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Jack Grimes
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Walter Sande
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Robert Christopher
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Richard Nixon
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6.7 / 10 | 1,780 votes