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Thursday's Game (1974)

PG | | Comedy | TV Movie 14 April 1974
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 ... See full summary »

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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
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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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What do Harry and Marvin do on Thursday nights? It's not poker with the boys anymore. They've got another game in mind. The kind of game they hope their wives don't find out about. See more »

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14 April 1974 (USA)  »

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

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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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Thursday's Game
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been so long since I've seen this film that I figured it had fallen into some kind of vortex. I just finished reading Bob Newhart's very funny book, "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!" In writing this, he touches on several television and film projects he did, but he didn't mention that wonderful movie. Oddly, though I cannot remember how it goes, it was the theme music that really caused me to hold on to the memory of this movie. I have no idea why the memory of enjoying a simple little tune (however it goes) would stick more than any scenes. But the plot, that you can never forget.

Dear Lord, please guide one of the many, MANY cable networks out there to find this and show it. I implore you! Amen.

****Years have gone by since I wrote this (and forgot I did) and in that time period, I actually got to watch "Thursday's Game". It was as funny as I recalled. It has some touching moments and very few LOL moments, but what a nice, simple and enjoyable film. Bob Newhart and Gene Wilder pull it off like the consummate professionals they are. IF you can find it and enjoy "NICE" movies, watch it, it's very doubtful you'll regret it.


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