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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 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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Bonnie and Clyde they ain't. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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

The shopping bag used in the telephone company heist was from the high end department store Bonwit Teller which had a branch store located at Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. 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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Opening and closing credits listed in the form of pages of a children's book. See more »


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Ahead of the Game (Title Song)
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Anti-heroes in suburbia
6 January 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

It's a sign of the times (i.e., the 1970s) when Dick and Jane rob the telephone company at gunpoint and all the customers applaud. It's distinctly un-PC now, but very funny back then. As usual, it's a "Jane Fonda movie" that thinly conceals a social message underneath its comic scenario, but I didn't feel it got too preachy until near the finish-line. George Segal works very easily with Fonda, and there are some hugely funny scenes after an arduous opening wherein Segal loses his cushy job. The desperation of unemployment is touched upon briefly (for a comic effect), but there are some stabs at social commentary that do not work (as with two bad caveats involving a transsexual and a man with no vocal chords). But for every foul ball there comes along something fresh and groovy, like the sequence where Fonda acts her way out of neighborhood humiliation once the gardeners start rolling up her lawn, or when the gentleman from Food Stamps shows up at an inappropriate moment (a ritzy family dinner) confessing he just had a Big Mac and a Coke. **1/2 from ****


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