Trailer Tuesday: Dick Van Dyke in ‘Cold Turkey’

Cold Turkey 1971. 'Battle of the butt!'

Norman Lear’s Cold Turkey released to theaters in February of 1971. The film, starring Dick Van Dyke, focuses on a small Iowa town where all residents attempt to give up smoking in order to win a $25 million dollar pay-out from the Valiant Tobacco Company.

Interesting Facts: Cold Turkey was filmed in 1969 and its release was delayed until ’71 by United Artists who were worried about the film’s money-making potential.

Randy Newman provided the soundtrack, his first for a motion picture.

Co-stars include; Bob Newhart, Jean Stapleton, Tom Poston and Edward Everett Horton.

Read Cinema Retro’s Cold Turkey DVD Review.

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