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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

PG | | Comedy | 1977 (UK)
When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Blanchard
Dr. Will (as Dick Gautier)
Loan Company Manager
Hank Garcia ...
Raoul Esteban
Jane's Father
Mr. Weeks
Mary Jackson ...
Jane's Mother
James Jeter ...
Immigration Officer
Charles' Secretary
Selma Archerd ...
Beverly Hills Matron
John Brandon ...
Pete Winston


Manager Dick Harper and his attractive young wife Jane are used to a comfortable lifestyle. They just build a swimming-pool when Dick is fired very unexpectedly - leaving him with $70,000 debt on the house. They try to hide this from the neighbors and just cut down their expenses, but soon it's obvious: living from unemployment bonus drives them crazy, it's uncertain if they can keep the house. Dick doesn't see another way out than robbing drug stores - but this takes more skill than expected! Only as a team Dick and Jane can succeed. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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1977 (UK)  »

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No robarás a menos que sea necesario  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The model rocket seen in Charlie's office (on the table and on a shelf behind his desk) is a semi-scale model of a real rocket. It's a Nike-X (specifically a Nike Zeus B (XLIM-49A)), an Army rocket. The model (identified by the decal markings) was probably made from a model rocket kit produced by Estes in the '70s and '80s (starting in '75) which could actually fly. The launch pad which it is displayed on (on the shelf) is an Estes PortaPad. See more »


Raoul Esteban: [at the unemployment office] Look what your card says, Aerospace Executive.
Dick Harper: Yeah, but I'm not that anymore.
Raoul Esteban: In here, man, you are what you were.
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Opening and closing credits listed in the form of pages of a children's book. See more »


Referenced in Newhart: Fun with Dick and Joanna (1987) See more »


Ahead of the Game (Title Song)
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George and Jane are an unlikely pair
9 September 2000 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

George Segal and Jane Fonda are not he kind of actors you would expect to find in this movie with low brow humour that is a delightfully guilty addiction. Dirty jokes, a rancid social commentary and the glib life of bad mid to late 1970's economics drive 'Fun With Dick and Jane' to a level of crime that makes you root for them. Three scenes stand out. Watch for them! One has Segal practicing his stick up routine in the mirror dressed totally in black with a nylon wrapped over his head. Another one has Fonda visiting her conservative parents to ask for financial help and her father turning her down with an evangelical sermon and Dick and Jane's first stick up at a cheap motel. This movie has some slapstick that is hard to resist.

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