Funny Farm (film)

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Funny Farm is a 1988 film about a couple who swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be just a little bit different than what they were expecting.

Directed by George Roy Hill. Written by Jeffrey Boam, based on the novel by Jay Cronley.
Chevy Chase finds life in the country isn't what it's cracked up to be!

Andy Farmer

  • Cue the deer.
  • We came to Redbud filled with hopes and dreams of a better life. And basically, we've seen those hopes and dreams crushed and battered before our very eyes.
  • Call me Mr. Lamb Fries!
  • You don't know a damn thing about writing! You're a goddamn schoolteacher, not an editor!
  • As a novelist, I turned out to be a pretty good sportswriter.
  • Being a fake is what I do best.

Elizabeth Farmer

  • When they say hardwood floors, what they really mean is hard, wood floors.
  • What's going on, Andy...? You're sinking into a pit of self-pity, defeatism, and alcohol... and you're enjoying it!

Sheriff Ledbetter

  • Remember, Mrs. Farmer. Whenever you buy a house, whatever's in the ground belongs to you - whether it's gold or oil... or Claude Musselman. (starts chuckling)


  • Crocker: [reacting to Andy's anger about them, the movers, being late] You slept on the floor huh? We slept outside with the bugs and the wild animals. A bridge nearly killed us. Nobody knows where the hell Redbud is. And we haven't eaten since yesterday morning. So stay the hell out of our way and keep your mouth shut!
  • Mickey: This ain't a bridge. It's termites holding hands.


Crocker: [driving the moving van] You still got that map?
Mickey: Yeah.
Crocker: Don't lose it. It might be the piece of evidence that gets me off a murder charge.
Mickey: Who you gonna kill?
Crocker: The son of a bitch who drew that map.

Newspaper Editor: Andy, all my life I've dreamed of packing up and leaving the city and the newspaper business behind.
Reporter: What stopped you, Jack?
Newspaper Editor: And moving to some quiet little town in the country and putting down on paper the novel I know I have inside me.
Reporter: That's not a novel, Jack, its heartburn.

Elizabeth Farmer: I'm willing to conceive that our marriage has been just a series of mutual betrayals! I know it! YOU know it! Even Yellow Dog knows it!
Andy Farmer: I know it and you know it! Yellow Dog doesn't even know what town he's in!

Andy Farmer: [Andy and Elizabeth are showing Redbud to prospective buyers Bud and Betsy after hiring the town to "act normal"] This is going to cost us a fortune.
Elizabeth Farmer: The fifty-dollar bonus was YOUR idea.
Andy Farmer: [smiling] Little slice of heaven, isn't it, Bud?


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