Cold Turkey



Reverend Brooks leads the town in a contest to stop smoking for a month, But some tobacco executives don't want them to win, and try everything they can to make them smoke. If townspeople don't go nuts, from wanting a cigarette, or kill each other from irritation and frustration, they will will a huge prize.

  1. Norman Lear

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Margaret Rau


  3. Neil Rau


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dick Van Dyke

    Dick Van Dyke

    Rev. Clayton Brooks

  2. Pippa Scott

    Pippa Scott

    Natalie Brooks

  3. Tom Poston

    Tom Poston

    Mr. Stopworth

  4. Edward Everett Horton

    Edward Everett Horton

    Hiram C. Grayson

  5. Bob Elliott

    Bob Elliott

    Hugh Upson / David Chetley / Sandy Van Andy (as Bob)

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 19, 1971


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue $11,000,000.00

Homepage -



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