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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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14 April 1974 (USA)  »

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The budget for this film was so tight that the wardrobe department was practically non-existent. According to Gene Wilder, he and co-star Bob Newhart had to make do with their actual clothes. 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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A feel-good comedy with an all-star cast!
26 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This wonderful movie used to be shown several times as filler for networks who needed to show something when the World Series ended too soon. Gene Wilder and Bob Newhart are actually reversals in this film; Gene is the calm family type, and Bob is the hyper-kinetic salesman. The film also takes a stab at television, long before "Network." It's a winner.


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