The North Avenue Irregulars

The North Avenue Irregulars

Edward Herrmann
Director: Bruce Bilson Cast: Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
, Barbara Harris
Barbara Harris
, Susan Clark
Susan Clark
Bruce Bilson


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2004
UPC: 0786936234329
Original Release: 1979
Rating: G
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 7,497

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Herrmann Michael Hill
Barbara Harris Vickie
Susan Clark Anne
Cloris Leachman Claire
Karen Valentine Jane
Michael Constantine Marv
Patsy Kelly Rose
Douglas Fowley Delaney
Virginia Capers Cleo
Steve Franken Tom
Dena Dietrich Mrs. Carlisle
Dick Fuchs Howard
Herb Voland Dr. Fulton
Alan Hale Harry the Hat
Melora Hardin Carmel
Bobby Rolofson Dean
Frank Campanella Max
Ivor Francis Rev. Wainwright
Marjorie Bennett Mother Thurber
Ruth Buzzi Dr. Rheems
Carl Ballantine Actor
Ceil Cabot Actor
Roger Creed Actor
Chuck Henry Actor
Pitt Herbert Actor
Darrow Igus Actor
John Kerry Actor
Dave Ketchum Actor
Michael J. Lloyd Actor
Linda Lee Lyons Actor
Ed McCready Actor
Bill McLean Actor
Gary Morgan Actor
Dave Morick Actor
Mickey Morton Actor
Cliff Osmond Actor
Tom Pedi Actor
Jack Perkins Actor
Dennis Robertson Actor
John Wheeler Actor
Walt LaRue Actor
Jack Griffin Actor
Douglas Hume Actor
Joan Hackett Actor
Louisa Moritz Mrs. Gossin

Technical Credits
Bruce Bilson Director
Gordon D. Brenner Editor
Robert F. Brunner Score Composer
Jack T. Collis Art Director
Kevin Corcoran Associate Producer
Art Cruickshank Special Effects
Eddy Donno Stunts
Joel Hirschhorn Songwriter
Kasha Songwriter
Chuck Keehne Costumes/Costume Designer
Danny Lee Special Effects
Tom Leetch Producer
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Louis Mann Production Designer
John Mansbridge Art Director
Ron Miller Producer
Norman Rockett Set Decoration/Design
Christopher N. Seiter Asst. Director
Leonard J. South Cinematographer
Emily Sundby Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Tait Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [9:35]
2. New Minister in Town [8:13]
3. Sunday Treat [6:46]
4. Words to Live By [8:13]
5. Special Investigators [7:23]
6. Undercover [9:14]
7. The Money Man [8:00]
8. The Pass [8:30]
9. Sunday Morning Music [6:16]
10. The Missing Link [11:16]
11. Find the Money! [10:50]
12. Mysterious Ways/The End [5:16]

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The North Avenue Irregulars 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My family throughly enjoyed watching this film. The first time we saw this, we were house and dog sitting and I have been hunting for it since then. I want my five grandchildren to have a chance to watch it with me and have some good clean laughs.
Celia-Garth More than 1 year ago
This is a great family film. Has a great plot with a lot of excitement and a very funny car scene near the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie's kookiness. It's good old fashioned family fun for everyone.
mjdm More than 1 year ago
Just as much just as much as when we were a lot younger