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Whiffs (1975)

A private applies to be a test subject for the military's new chemical weapons program. After many tests he decides to use his knowledge on chemical warfare to rob banks. He will need a partner, though.

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Dudley Frapper
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Colonel Lockyer
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Chops Mulligan
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Dusty
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Lt. Scottie Hallam
Alan Manson ...
Det. Sgt. Poultry
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Sgt. Post (as Donald 'Red' Barry)
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Lockyer's Aide
Karl Lukas ...
Bartender Wally (as Karl Lucas)
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Dr. Gopian
Matt Greene ...
Sentry
Larry Marmorstein ...
Police Dispatcher
Danny Wells ...
Civilian Doctor
Philip Roth ...
Waiter (as Phil Roth)
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A private applies to be a test subject for the military's new chemical weapons program. After many tests he decides to use his knowledge on chemical warfare to rob banks. He will need a partner, though.

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The Army's prize guinea pigs turn on the gas! See more »

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6 October 1976 (Sweden)  »

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Film debut of Richard Masur. See more »

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You Can Do It Without the Army
Music by George Barrie
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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It is dry excellent humor.
31 July 2002 | by (south carolina) – See all my reviews

It is a satire and is not contaminated as one previous comment suggests. Senses of humor vary and this comedy is slightly dark with a universal message. The opening scene is unique and original. A scene regarding one of the controlled biologist agents "test" with Harry Guardino and Elliot Gould is very funny occurring while they try to carry on a conversion. It should be re-released in DVD format.

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Mike


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