The North Avenue Irregulars [DVD] [1979]

  • SKU: 6663657
  • Release Date: 07/06/2004
  • Rating: G
One of the bigger non-cartoon moneymakers for Disney in the 1970s, The North Avenue Irregulars is predicated on the premise of the "Neighborhood Watch" system. Priest Michael Hill (Edward Herrmann), newly arrived on North Avenue, decides to buck the patriarchal notions of his superiors by delegating church responsibilities to the neighborhood women. Since the ladies include Vickie, Jane, Anne, Claire and Rose (Barbara Harris, Karen Valentine, Susan Clark, Cloris Leachman and Patsy Kelly), we're well primed for a surfeit of feistiness. Father Michael entrusts the church funds to Rose, who loses it all at the race track. In trying to retrieve the cash, he comes up against an influential bookie ring, controlled by several of the above-suspicion town officials. The wily priest responds by organizing the ladies of his congregation into the North Avenue Irregulars, a two-fisted crimefighting unit. There's slapstick aplenty within the film's 99 minutes, including the expected comic car crash. North Avenue Irregulars is based on a (drawn-from-life?) novel by the Reverend Albert Fay Hill.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • French and Spanish subtitles
  • Dolby Digital Mono sound
  • Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The North Avenue Irregulars
One of the bigger non-cartoon moneymakers for Disney in the 1970s, The North Avenue Irregulars is predicated on the premise of the "Neighborhood Watch" system. Priest Michael Hill (Edward Herrmann), newly arrived on North Avenue, decides to buck the patriarchal notions of his superiors by delegating church responsibilities to the neighborhood women. Since the ladies include Vickie, Jane, Anne, Claire and Rose (Barbara Harris, Karen Valentine, Susan Clark, Cloris Leachman and Patsy Kelly), we're well primed for a surfeit of feistiness. Father Michael entrusts the church funds to Rose, who loses it all at the race track. In trying to retrieve the cash, he comes up against an influential bookie ring, controlled by several of the above-suspicion town officials. The wily priest responds by organizing the ladies of his congregation into the North Avenue Irregulars, a two-fisted crimefighting unit. There's slapstick aplenty within the film's 99 minutes, including the expected comic car crash. North Avenue Irregulars is based on a (drawn-from-life?) novel by the Reverend Albert Fay Hill. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Edward Herrmann
    Edward Herrmann - Michael Hill
  • Barbara Harris
    Barbara Harris - Vickie
  • Cloris Leachman
    Cloris Leachman - Claire
  • Susan Clark
    Susan Clark - Anne
  • Karen Valentine
    Karen Valentine - Jane



Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Classic

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    KS01
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    Even thought this is not in blu-ray, the picture is 16:9 and pretty good. The story is excellent. A really funny movie from start to finish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    kids can enjoy every minute of movie

    Posted
    blwgmom

    great cast and enjoy being able to watch with family .looked for long time to find this movie BEST BUY only place that had it and sent it in get time. thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious movie!

    Posted
    Krispy
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    Hilarious movie! Great entertainment for the whole family! A must-see movie!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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