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Fire Sale (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  6 January 1978 (West Germany)
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Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ezra Fikus
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Russel Fikus
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Benny Fikus
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Marion Fikus
Kay Medford ...
Ruth Fikus
Barbara Dana ...
Virginia
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Sherman
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Al
Byron Stewart ...
Captain
Oliver Clark ...
Mr. Blossom
William Bogert ...
Insurance Doctor (as Bill Bogert)
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MacIntyre Dixon ...
Painter
John Batiste ...
M.D. #1
Augusta Dabney ...
Mrs. Cooper
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Benny and his wife Ruthie a getting set to drive down to Florida, but Benny needs someone to look after his store while he's gone. Though he doesn't think much of him, Benny hands the responsibility over to his son, Russel. While Russel doesn't get much respect from his parents, he's better off than his brother, Ezra, whom Benny has gone so far as to disown. Ezra is currently battling with his work (coach of a high school basketball team that hasn't won in ages) and his wife (who keeps nagging him that she wants to have a baby as soon as possible) at the same time. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Fikus Family: They're Not Roasted. They're Not Salted. They're Just Plain Nuts.

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Ezra Fikus: How would you like your name to be Booker T. Fikus?
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Diamond in the rough
13 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is a bit sloppy from a technical standpoint, but it remains the only movie to make me literally laugh myself sick. The Farrelly brothers owe a huge debt to Robert Klane's mining of the twisted humor genre. For years, this was my video holy grail. Finally, it occurred to me that it probably showed up from time to time on the Fox Movie Channel; so, not having it on my cable system, I started buying the monthly satellite programming guides, and when it came up in the rotation on FMC, I had a friend tape it for me. A simple DVD release will not be adequate. This needs the full Special Edition treatment. And oh, how I hope there are outtakes.


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