- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 1980
- Label: Legend Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 03/26/1980
"...SERIAL is a wonderfully funny film that manages to satirize every '70s fad from hot tubs to religious cults with an almost undying and irresistible fervor..."
New York Times - 03/28/1980
In Marin County, a simple husband desperately tries to keep up with his family's obsession with the latest fads. Alternatively a funny parody or sad commentary about present trends toward "identity" and the "ultimate" lifestyle in modern America.
This film examines an ordinary man who tries to keep his family together -- and maintain his sanity -- amid several New Age groups, casual drug use, sexual politics, and the ever-changing vernacular.
Harvey loves his middle-class life-style in Northern California. But everyone, including his wife, daughter and friends, has adopted one, some or all of the fads wreaking havoc on American popular culture.
Will the buttoned-down guy stick to his guns or eat only vegetables, light a joint, hop into a hot tub, and otherwise agree not to "invade someone else's space"'
- This was TV writer-director Bill Persky's first feature film.
- Additional credit: Cyra McFadden (source writer: from novel).
- Color by Movielab.