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Fire Sale (1977)

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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Ezra Fikus
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Russel Fikus
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Benny Fikus
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Marion Fikus
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Ruth Fikus
Barbara Dana ...
Virginia
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Sherman
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Al
Byron Stewart ...
Captain
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Mr. Blossom
William Bogert ...
Insurance Doctor (as Bill Bogert)
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MacIntyre Dixon ...
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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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6 January 1978 (West Germany)  »

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Ezra Fikus: How would you like your name to be Booker T. Fikus?
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Laughed till I cried!!
24 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the second the movie starts in the dark w/ the (noise) of a blowdryer, warming up the cold toilet seat, till the very end I loved this movie. I'm sorry that I've never seen it on TV or in the video stores. The comedy just kept on coming and coming. Here it is 1999 and I seen it in 1977, it's my favorite comedy of all times. I only wish that I could share it with my family now.


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