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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975)

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90 min | Comedy

Sweeney, a divorced man, is willing to do anything, even kidnapping, to win back his wife. He stands a fair chance as the ex-mates continue to sleep together, despite the fact that she's remarried. How far will he go to conquer his beloved...See moreSweeney, a divorced man, is willing to do anything, even kidnapping, to win back his wife. He stands a fair chance as the ex-mates continue to sleep together, despite the fact that she's remarried. How far will he go to conquer his beloved once again? It's up to a team of New York cops to try and make sense of the crime. See less
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Director
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David Main | John Trent (adapted from an original story by) | Claude Harz (from a screenplay by) (adapted from an original story by)
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David Perlmutter (as David M. Perlmutter)
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$1,200,000
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Sep 1976 (United States)

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13 cast members
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Anthony Newley
Sweeney Sweeney   See fewer
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Stefanie Powers
Georgina Georgina   See fewer
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Isaac Hayes
Moriarty Moriarty   See fewer
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Lloyd Bochner
Burton Burton   See fewer
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Henry Ramer
Prince Prince   See fewer
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John Candy
Kopek Kopek   See fewer
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Moya Fenwick
Mrs. Chorley Mrs. Chorley   See fewer
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Anne Marie Sten
Big Red (as Anne-Marie Sten) Big Red (as Anne-Marie Sten)   See fewer
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Robert A. Silverman
Lawyer (as Robert Silverman) Lawyer (as Robert Silverman)   See fewer
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Steve Meek
Party crasher (uncredited) Party crasher (uncredited)   See fewer
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4 / 10 | 266 votes