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The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

 -  Family | Comedy | Western  -  1 July 1975 (USA)
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Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

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Three orphaned siblings are forced upon confirmed bachelor Donovan (Bixby) in a 19th century boom town of Quake City, CA. After an earthquake shakes the area, the children find a large gold nugget worth tens of thousands of dollars. But their newfound wealth is causing more problems than it's solving, so they agree to "give" the gold to two bumbling outlaws (Knotts & Conway). But they only way they can get the gold is to steal it from the bank vault where it's being held for safe keeping. Written by Tony B

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First they blew into town... then they BLEW IT UP! See more »

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Family | Comedy | Western

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1 July 1975 (USA)  »

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Az almagombóc banda  »

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Last cinema film of Bill Bixby. See more »

Goofs

When Amos and Theodore are handling the dynamite, they keep saying it will go off if it hits the floor. This is a flawed way of thinking. Dynamite requires a special chemical reaction to be set off, hitting the floor is not enough. However in a previous scene, the bank owner proclaims that the dynamite is "sweating" meaning that a simple drop could set it off. See more »

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Homer McCoy: This court is now in session, the Honorable Homer McCoy presiding. Theodore Ogelvie, Amos Tucker, you're charged with attempted bank robbery. How do you plead? Guilty or not guilty?
Theodore Oglivie: Not guilty?
Homer McCoy: Guilty!
Amos Tucker: That was the wrong one.
Homer McCoy: This court sentences you to be hung by the neck until dead. And I'm fining you an extra ten bucks for perjury. Let 'em out.
[Amos and Ted are let out of the cage]
Homer McCoy: Be down at the old oak tree near Boot Hill at twelve o'clock sharp for your hanging. And bring your own rope.
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The Apple Dumpling Gang
By Shane Tatum
Sung by Randy Sparks and 'The Back Porch Majority'
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Funnier Than Most!
27 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In the 1970's, Disney churned out cheap film after cheap film meant to draw children in without spending much money. They had mediocre acting, mediocre laughs and often obscure and pointless plots.

Out of all these films, The Apple Dumpling Gang is one of the few that succeeds in capturing the audience. This is entirely due to the splendid performances by Don Knotts and Tim Conway. These accomplished comedy actors give perhaps the most hilarious performances that Disney has delivered to date.

The plot is pretty pointless, most of the acting is only okay, but the dialogue and action, especially from Knotts and Conway, is hilarious. Catch this film if you just want to laugh.

You can also see the sequel, which delivers quite a few laughs but is a little too weird and pointless for my taste.


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