Snowball Express (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Comedy, Slapstick  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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In this light-weight Disney family fare, Dean Jones plays Johnny Baxter, who -- along with his wife Sue (Nancy Olsen) and his two kids, Chris (Kathleen Cody) and Richard (Johnny Whitaker) -- decides to leave the New York City rat-race for the clean air and easy living of the Colorado ski country. Baxter has inherited a decaying Gothic mansion and, with the love of his family and a little bit of money, he converts the old house into a popular ski lodge. While preparing his lodge for the tourists and ski bums, Baxter has to deal with a few plumbing problems, a scheming banker (Keenan Wynn), and a grizzled old miner (Harry Morgan). In typical Disney fashion, the plot culminates in a wild, slapstick snowmobile race.

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bank-personnel, family, plumber, race [competition], ski-resort, mountains, snowmobiling, accounting