In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid)1987

In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) (1987)




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Patrick Dempsey stars in this biography of Sonny Wisecarver, the notorious "Woo Woo Kid," a teen who gained fame during World War II over his affairs with older women.


Patrick Dempsey
as Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver
Talia Balsam
as Judy Cusimano
Beverly D'Angelo
as Francine Glatt
Michael Constantine
as Mr. Wisecarver
Betty Jinnette
as Mrs. Wisecarver
Kathleen Freeman
as Mrs. Marver
Peter Hobbs
as The Judge
Bert Convy
as Newspaper Editor
Tony Longo
as Carlo, Judy's Husband
Douglas Rowe
as Uncle Clete
Kazan the Dog
as Sonny's Dog
Ernie Brown
as Chief `Papa Bear' Kelsey
Nitche Vo Miller
as Judy's Cellmates, Denver
Kim Myers
as Wendy, The Usherette
Dana Short
as Alberta
Barbnara Wint
as School Nurse
Nan Woods
as Madeline
Barbara Wint
as School Nurse
Burr Middleton
as FBI Agent Harrow
Jared Chandler
as Messenger
Edith Fellows
as Mrs. Long
Harvey J. Goldenberg
as Marriage License Clerk
Tom Maier
as Judge
Putter Smith
as Minister
Lenore Woodward
as Justice of the Peace
Lee Garlington
as `Schlitz' Waitress
Tom Tarpey
as Front Yard Reporter
Charles Stevenson
as Telegraph Clerk
Carl Parker
as Bus Ticket Agent
Crane Jackson
as Front Yard Reporter
Wayne Grace
as Bus Driver
Mae Williams
as Angry Neighbor, Willowbrook
Robert Gould
as Detective Glore
Janet Rotblatt
as Angry Neighbor, Willowbrook
Jordan Myers
as Desk Sergeant
Valerie Reynolds
as Policewoman
Rocky Giordani
as Tough Inmate
Darwyn Swalve
as Huge Inmate
Kitty Swink
as Sponge Bath Nurse
Sarah Partridge
as Winking Nurse
Steve Whittaker
as Three-Fingered Surgeon
Thomas Albert Clay
as Five-Fingered Surgeon
Bob Gould
as Detective Glore
Tony Monaco
as LA District Attorney
Rick Salassi
as News Photographer, Denver
Terry Camilleri
as Judy's Lawyer
Walter G. Zeri
as Sony's Cellmate, Denver
Cletus Young
as Sonny's Guard
Laura Bastianelli
as Judy's Cellmates, Denver
Tommy Ryan
as Nes Photographer, Denver
Joycee Katz
as Rosie the Riveter
Ted Noose
as Denver Reporter
Jay Varela
as Her Husband
Sheila Rogers
as Mrs. `Mama Bear' Kelsey
S.A. Griffin
as Cpl. Glatt
Tom Patten
as Marine
Ellsworth "Sonny" Wisecarver
as Mailman in Newsreel
Randy Peters
as Serviceman
Niles Brewster
as Principal
Bess Meyer
as Teenage Girl
David Schermerhorn
as LA Courtroom Heckler
John Zarchen
as LA Courtroom Heckler
Max Perlich
as Teenage Boy
Andrew Roperto
as Switchblade Kid
Guy Christopher
as LA Reporter
Tom Ashworth
as Man on Train
Rocky Parker
as Woman on Train
Paul Keith
as Reporter
Carl Reiner
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

This kid named Patrick Dempsey is the perfect choice to play Sonny.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The director turns the '40s inside out, making it an eccentric carnival ride with Sonny at the helm.

August 19, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The genial comedy has its funny moments, but overall lacks a knockout punch.

June 27, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Rings true in its treatment of how men and women differ in their treatment of love.

August 27, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A hauntingly beautiful tale that will stay with you.

December 19, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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