Funny Farm (Warner Bros., 1988)
Based on the 1985 comedy novel of the same name, the film Funny Farm starred Chevy
Chase and Madolyn Smith. The film was
director George Roy Hill’s final film.
New York City sports journalist Andy (Chase) decides to give up big city life in order to concentrate on writing the next Great American Novel in Vermont. From the moment he and
wife Elizabeth (Smith) leave the city, nothing goes according to plan. Sarah Michelle Gellar
had an uncredited role as a student of Elizabeth. Her scenes were cut from the film. This was Gellar’s second role and her second uncredited role.
Not a commercial success at the box office, the film did return Warner Brothers’ investment. Produced for $19 million, it brought them back over $25.5 million.