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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | | Comedy | 10 March 1972 (USA)
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

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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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A Glimpse of Tiger  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$66,000,000, 31 December 1972
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Trivia

The film is a homage old Bugs Bunny cartoons as well as to the screwball comedies of the 1930s, particularly Bringing Up Baby (1938). See more »

Goofs

When the cars chase the three wheeled bike, they drive from a hill with a STOP-sign. On the right we can see some parked cars (Chevrolet Corvair, Ford, Pinto and a Rover). In the next shot, when the Cadillac limo passes, the three cars are disappeared and changed in a 1971 Chevrolet Vega coupe, Chevrolet Caprice coupe, Triumph GT-6. See more »

Quotes

Frederick Larrabee: Don't you *dare* strike that brave, unbalanced woman.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) See more »

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Santa Lucia
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Written by Teodoro Cottrau
Performed by Peter Bogdanovich
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Absolutely ZANY!
6 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I won't give away too much of the plot, but let's just say 5 identical bags get mixed up in San Francisco. Barbra Streisand hasn't been in a lot of films and after seeing this, I have to say, more's the pity. She sparkles in this film! Of course, the film itself is a madcap adventure and she just fit right in. Ryan O'Neal and the always-hilarious (unfortunately, late) Madeline Kahn also make this movie just a hoot to watch! Watch a lot of comedy before you watch this one so your laughing muscles will be in shape - that way you won't hurt yourself! This is a funny funny movie!


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