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The North Avenue Irregulars Details


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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Bruce Bilson
Ron Miller
Tom Leetch
Don Tait
Joel Hirschhorn
Al Kasha
Louis Mann
Production Designer
Kevin Corcoran
Associate Producer
Norman Rockett
Set Designer
Chuck Keehne
Costume Designer
Emily Sundby
Costume Designer
Art Cruickshank
Special Effects
Eustace Lycett
Special Effects
Joe Hale
Intertitle Writer
Eddy Donno
Eddy Donno
Stunts Coordinator
Art Stevens
Title Design
Michael Lloyd
Music Producer