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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

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Charlie Blanchard
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Dr. Will
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Loan Company Manager
Hank Garcia ...
Raoul Esteban
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Jane's Father
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Mr. Weeks
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Billy
Mary Jackson ...
Jane's Mother
James Jeter ...
Immigration Officer
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Charles' Secretary
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Bob
Selma Archerd ...
Beverly Hills Matron
John Brandon ...
Pete Winston
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Storyline

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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See Dick and Jane lose everything. See Dick and Jane steal it back! See more »

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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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Trivia

This movie's remake Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) was made and released about twenty-eight years after this film. See more »

Quotes

Telephone customer: [Dick and Jane are robbing the phone company as the customers cheer] Someone's robbing the phone company. Bless you.
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Crazy Credits

End of film, ticker-tape message: BULLETIN, FEBRUARY 11, 1977 . . . THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TAFT AEROSPACE ANNOUNCED TODAY THE APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD HARPER AS PRESIDENT, REPLACING CHARLES BLANCHARD WHO RESIGNED . . . THE BOARD PRAISED HARPER, 42, FOR DISPLAYING "THE IMAGINATION AND INGENUITY THAT HAS MADE AMERICAN INDUSTRY WHAT IT IS TODAY." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Art Garfunkel/Stephen Bishop (1978) See more »

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Ahead of the Game (Title Song)
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Terrific comedy...
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the reviewer who said that George Segal and Jane Fonda are an unlikely couple to star in this movie. But, oh, does it work! This is one of my top ten all-time favorite movies. The humor is a bit more subtle than the Jim Carey remake and I happen to prefer that kind of humor.

The premise of the movie would be hard to beat at any rate. It really works as a comedy situation. Some of the scenes in this movie will absolutely make you roar with laughter.

If you want a good laugh on a Friday night...rent this one. :) Or better yet, buy yourself a copy so you can watch it again and again. It really is that funny.


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