Eight on the Lam (1967)

 |  Comedy  |  26 April 1967 (USA)
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Bank teller and widower with seven kids, Bob Hope finds $10,000 in a parking lot. His luck quickly changes when it's discovered that his bank discovers a substantial money shortage in their... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Henry Dimsdale
Police Sgt. Jasper Lynch / Mother Lynch
Ellie Barton
Stacey Gregg ...
Linda (as Stacey Maxwell)
Kevin Brodie ...
Robert Hope ...
Glenn Gilger ...
Avis Hope ...
Debi Storm ...
Michael Freeman ...
Austin Willis ...
Mr. Pomeroy
Peter Leeds ...


Bank teller and widower with seven kids, Bob Hope finds $10,000 in a parking lot. His luck quickly changes when it's discovered that his bank discovers a substantial money shortage in their books. Now Hope and his large family are forced to take it on the lam. His children's baby-sitter Phyllis Diller protects Hope from her dim-witted cop boyfriend Jonathan Winters while he hides out, hoping to get to the true cause of his dilemma. Past and future "Bond Girls" Shirley Eaton ("Goldfinger") and Jill St. John ("Diamonds Are Forever") play a schoolteacher and a gold-digger and Winters plays his own mother! Written by alfiehitchie

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The most WANTED picture of the year!




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Release Date:

26 April 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acht gehen türmen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Final film of Richard Reeves. See more »


After Golda comes in on the fire truck, Dimsdale's oldest daughter walked out of the kitchen wearing black shoes. When she walks back in the kitchen they are white. See more »


Henry Dimsdale: [to himself] All I have to do now is figure out what I have to do now.
Golda: [butting in] Get out of town.
Henry Dimsdale: Hey, how do you know what happened?
Golda: I've got wall-to-wall ears.
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Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002) See more »

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Funny stuff
30 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a classic -- if predictable -- 60s comedy, complete with smart-aleck kids and Bob Hope's one-liners delivered in his deadpan style. Like the big family in "Yours, Mine and Ours" some of the kids just stand around and we're to blithely accept the fact that middle-class families reproduce like rabbits, but those of us with *only* three or four kids can still identify.

Unlike the Disney movies of the same era, or the Hepburn-Tracy movies of a few years prior, the situations, clothes, and other styles truly reflect middle-class America. Oh, and it's actually funny!

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