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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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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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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Closing credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional. See more »

Quotes

Jane Harper: What kind of lunatic spends $1000 on lunch when he's out of a job and deeply in debt?
Dick Harper: The kind that knows you can't get a job if you look like a loser.
Jane Harper: If I was Diners Club, I'd your stomach bronzed and put it in the Hall of Fame.
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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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Ahead of the Game (Title Song)
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Delightful Politically Incorrect Comedy
20 September 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the executive engineer Dick Harper (George Segal) is unexpectedly fired by the president Charlie Blanchard (Ed McMahon) of the Taft Aerospace, company where he works, his wife Jane Harper (Jane Fonda) and him get completely broken, full of debts including the mortgage of their fancy house and without means to support their lifestyle. Dick unsuccessfully tries to find a new position, while Jane looks for a job and cuts their costs to the minimum. While using the insufficient unemployment paycheck of the social security to survive, they contract a loan in a bank. There is a heist in the bank and Jane accidentally steals some money from the thieves, and the couple decides to robber to survive and maintain their social status.

"Fun with Dick and Jane" is a great amoral comedy that has not aged or dated. The politically incorrect story is delightful and very funny, and is a sharp critic to the American Dream, satirizing the hypocrite need of maintaining a status and also to the corruption related to the big business of the corporations. Jane Fonda is very beautiful and shows a great chemistry with George Segal. This is the first time that I watch this movie, which is an excellent entertainment. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Adivinhe Quem Vem Para Roubar?" ("Guess Who Is Coming to Robber?")


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