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Eight on the Lam (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 26 April 1967 (USA)
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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Henry Dimsdale
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Police Sgt. Jasper Lynch / Mother Lynch
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Ellie Barton
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Monica
Stacey Gregg ...
Linda (as Stacey Maxwell)
Kevin Brodie ...
Steve
Robert Hope ...
Mike
Glenn Gilger ...
Andy
Avis Hope ...
Dana
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Lois
Michael Freeman ...
Mark
Austin Willis ...
Mr. Pomeroy
Peter Leeds ...
Marty
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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 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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26 April 1967 (USA)  »

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Acht gehen türmen  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Golda (Phyllis Diller tells Henry (Bob Hope), "Boy, did you get a wrong number!" In 1966 They both appeared in Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966). See more »

Goofs

Henry falls out of Monica's hotel window late at night, but the prolonged outdoor chase scene that immediately follows when he lands on a horse takes place in bright sunlight. See more »

Quotes

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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