Crazy Mama


1h 22m 1976

Brief Synopsis

Jonathan Demme directs this joyous unrelentlessly kitchy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up, for a crime spree from California to the old family homestead in Arkansas.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Crime
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)

Synopsis

Melba was a child living in Jerulsalem, Arkansas in 1932 when her father was killed by lawmen. Now a bitter widow, Melba's mother Sheba moves with her daughter to Long Beach, California and opens a beauty salon. In 1958, Sheba and Melba are behind in their rent and lose the salon. So, along with Melba's pregnant teenage daughter Cheryl, they hit the road, stealing cars and robbing businesses along the way.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Crime
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 1, 1976

Tisha Sterling, the real life daughter of Ann Sothern and Robert Sterling, plays her mother as a girl.

Released in United States Summer July 1, 1976