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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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This is my daddy. He got fired. This is my mommy. She can't balance the budget. This is our house. We can't afford it. This is our car. They stole it. 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

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

Quotes

Dick Harper: Do you mind if I kiss you in a public place?
Jane Harper: I'd mind if you kissed me in a private place with all these people around.
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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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Referenced in House Calls: Fun with Doc & Jane (1982) See more »

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Ahead of the Game (Title Song)
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Fun with Dick and Jane gives you a wonderful time with George and Jane!
1 October 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This is certainly my favorite show for both George Segal and Jane Fonda. They are marvelous as folks trying to make ends meet (by hook OR crook) in the face of unemployment. Their hijinks are marvelous, as they exhaust ALL the possibilities for humor in the search for employment.

Especially memorable are the fashion show, the celebratory dinner, and the performance of Carmen. But good spots in this film are too frequent to even cite!


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