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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

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Storyline

Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassing him. At the same time a woman has her jewels stolen and a government whistle blower arrives with his stolen top secret papers. All, of course have the same style and color overnight bag. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A screwball comedy. Remember them?

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Comedy | Romance

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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

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A Glimpse of Tiger  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Artie Butler did not write a score for this film. The music was actually previously recorded tunes from the Warner Brothers library which Mr. Butler arranged throughout the film to sound like "elevator music" throughout the film. He did record the songs sung by Streisand for the film, but nothing more. See more »

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Contrary to popular belief, VW beetles do not float on water. They may float for a few minutes due to their structure, but they soon sink as any other car would. The VW driven into the bay sank to the bottom, and a second had to be used for the scene where the car is floating. See more »

Quotes

Judy: Aw come-on, Steve, you don't want to marry Eunice.
Howard: I'm not Steve. I'm Howard.
Judy: Well neither of you wants to marry Eunice.
Howard: Why do you say that?
Judy: Because you don't want to marry someone who's gonna get all wrinkled, lined, and flabby.
Howard: Everybody gets wrinkled, lined, and flabby!
Judy: By next week?
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Santa Lucia
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Written by Teodoro Cottrau
Performed by Peter Bogdanovich
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Fun Movie - Great Visual Comedy and Memorable Lines
30 April 2004 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

I can't count the number of times that lines from this movie come into mind. There are only a few more movies that do this for me: Arthur, Blazing Saddles, and The Princess Bride are examples and this gives you an idea of the company this film keeps. It is somewhat dated now with the strange fashions and what not but I still enjoy the visual comedy and frenetic pace. It is full of old gags that you can watch over and over. Ryan O'Neal and Barbra Streisand deliver fascinating performances and you will not forget Madeline Kahn as Eunice, the controlling, easily-flustered wife. Even the minor parts are played perfectly such as those of the scheming hotel manager and house detective who plan to steal a guest's diamonds. This is an example of a very simple plot (6 identical travel cases get mixed up) made great by excellent writing, direction, casting, and acting. Share this one with a friend!


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