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Thursday's Game (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  14 April 1974 (USA)
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Harry Evers
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Marvin Ellison
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Lynne Evers
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Lois Ellison
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Mrs. Reynolds
Nancy Walker ...
Mrs. Bender
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Ann Menzente
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Joel Forrest
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Melvin Leonard
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Mike
Richard Schaal ...
Bob
Robert Sampson ...
Dave
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John
Jean-Michel Michenaud ...
David Evers (as Gerald Michenaud)
John Archer ...
Mr. Wood
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Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing different things together, instead of staying home with their wives. When the wives find out that the games stopped some time ago, they are a quite upset. Just what have they been doing on Thursday nights. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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14 April 1974 (USA)  »

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Filmed in 1971 but not broadcast until 1974. See more »

Quotes

Harry Evers: I don't have to take any orders from you any more!
[Calmly starts trashing the office]
Mr. Wood: But we haven't even discussed severance pay!
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Very smart TV-movie with an amazing cast...
2 September 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

James L. Brooks wrote this funny/sad, grown-up television movie about two poker pals (Gene Wilder and Bob Newhart) who inadvertently neglect their spouses in search of deeper meaning in their lives. Filmed in 1971, "Game" is a beautifully nuanced and sardonic middle-age-crazy tale with a sensational ensemble cast, nicely photographed in gritty colors by the esteemed Joe Biroc. Robert Moore directed in a quirky but sure-handed fashion, working from a tight script which never takes a cheap shot. Wilder (along with Ellen Burstyn as his wife) is at the peak of his charms here as an actor, and he and Newhart make a surprisingly fine beleaguered-buddy team. Well-received in its day, the movie has been unjustly forgotten (how it wound up on TV is anyone's guess); this has the look and prestige of a theatrical feature.


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