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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

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When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

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Charlie Blanchard
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Dr. Will (as Dick Gautier)
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Loan Company Manager
Hank Garcia ...
Raoul Esteban
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Jane's Father
Walter Brooke ...
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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18 March 1977 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Adivinhe Quem Vem Para Roubar  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Faye Dunaway turned down the role of Jane before it was offered to Jane Fonda. See more »

Quotes

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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A light but very funny comedy!
9 March 2001 | by (Gaithersburg, maryland) – See all my reviews

This is one of those "sleepers" that you hear about from time to time. It's a perfect movie for a Saturday afternoon when you're by yourself and have nothing to do but want to see a film you can really get in to and enjoy. Watch for Dick Gautier's cameo as a crooked tele-vangelist; he's hilarious! I really do rate this one a 10; it's funny and very well acted.


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