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Writers:
David Giler (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
18 March 1977 (West Germany) See more »
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Bonnie and Clyde they ain't. See more »
Plot:
When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Amusing but lacking the sharp edges that I was hoping for See more (36 total) »

Cast

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George Segal ... Dick Harper

Jane Fonda ... Jane Harper

Ed McMahon ... Charlie Blanchard

Richard Gautier ... Dr. Will (as Dick Gautier)

Allan Miller ... Loan Company Manager
Hank Garcia ... Raoul Esteban

John Dehner ... Jane's Father
Walter Brooke ... Mr. Weeks

Sean Frye ... Billy
Mary Jackson ... Jane's Mother
James Jeter ... Immigration Officer

Maxine Stuart ... Charles' Secretary

Fred Willard ... Bob
Selma Archerd ... Beverly Hills Matron
John Brandon ... Pete Winston

Burke Byrnes ... Roger

William Callaway ... Record Store Clerk
Jean Carson ... Paula
Richard Crystal ... Motel Manager
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Guard

Thayer David ... Deacon
Cora Lee Day ... Cleaning Lady
Christian Erickson ... Trans-Sexual (as Jon Christian Erickson)

Art Evans ... Man at Bar
Richard Foronjy ... Landscape Man
Louis Guss ... Phone Co. Customer
Harry Holcombe ... Pharmacist
Darrow Igus ... Robber

Otis Day ... Robber (as Dewayne Jessie)
J. Rob Jordan ... Cop (as J. Rob Jordon)
Richard Karron ... Pool Builder
Richard Keith ... Senator
Robert Lussier ... Unemployment Clerk
Edward Marshall ... Phone Co. Clerk
Jimmy Martinez ... Raoul's Friend
Santos Morales ... Raoul's Friend
Mickey Morton ... Tippy
Tom Peters ... Restaurant Owner
William Pierson ... Nesbitt

Anne Ramsey ... Employment Applicant
Thalmus Rasulala ... Food Stamp Man
Isaac Ruiz ... Raoul's Friend

Joan Spiga ... Carmen

Debi Storm ... Babysitter
Gloria Stroock ... Mildred Blanchard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank LaLoggia ... Pizza Delivery Boy (uncredited)

Jay Leno ... Carpenter (uncredited)
James Reynolds ... Johnson, Income Maintenance Technician (uncredited)
Fred D. Scott ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Ted Kotcheff 
 
Writing credits
David Giler (screenplay) &
Jerry Belson (screenplay) &
Mordecai Richler (screenplay)

Gerald Gaiser (story)

Produced by
Peter Bart .... producer
Max Palevsky .... producer
Marion Segal .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ernest Gold 
 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Danford B. Greene 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
James Hulsey  (as James G. Hulsey)
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Stevens 
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld 
 
Makeup Department
Bernadine M. Anderson .... makeup artist (as Bernadine Anderson)
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist (as Lola Skip McNalley)
 
Production Management
Hal W. Polaire .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Grillo .... second assistant director (as Michael F. Grillo)
Charles Okun .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Horst Grandt .... property master (as Horst P. Grandt)
Ron Hobbs .... assistant art director (as Ronald Hobbs)
Mary Meacham .... illustrator
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Bob Biggart .... sound effects editor
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Pat Somerset .... sound effects editor
 
Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
May Boss .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin N. Johnston .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Laughridge .... camera operator (as Tom Laughridge)
John Murray .... key grip
Gene Stout .... gaffer
Kathy Fields .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margo Baxley .... wardrobe: women
Lambert Marks .... wardrobe: men (as Lambert E. Marks)
 
Editorial Department
Michael Collins .... assistant film editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... apprentice film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... music editor
Lamont Dozier .... composer: additional music
Billy Goldenberg .... composer: additional music
Sam E. Levin .... music editor (as Sam Levin)
Gene Page .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Wayne Roberts .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Micheline Lanctôt .... title designer
Chuck Murray .... production auditor
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Eric A. Sears .... assistant to producer
Tobi C. Singleton .... production secretary
 
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95 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
Cameo: [Anne Ramsay]As an unemployed employment applicant.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ahead of the GameSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Amusing but lacking the sharp edges that I was hoping for, 4 August 2006
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Dick and Jane Harper are happy and very well off; they have a dog, a son, a great house and Dick has a high-powered job as an aerospace company executive. However when the company hits a bumpy patch, Dick is laid off and very quickly the family is running up more debt than they can handle. Dick keeps trying to find work and even Jane leaves the family home to try and get a regular job type job. However things do not go that well and, as their possessions start to get repossessed, they get increasingly desperate.

Recently the subject of a remake (which I never bothered to see) this comedy is a sort of satire on the American dream and the attitudes of big business. Or at least that is what others have said. Personally I think it has a vague swipe at this but mainly it just settles for being a gentle caper that draws laughs from the unlikely descent of the middle classes into crime. It isn't anywhere near as sharp or caustic as I would have liked it to be but it flows along cheerily enough and entertained me reasonably well. Big laughs are few and far between but it is nicely comic for the most part.

Given the light material, I thought this was mostly down to the lead pair working with it well. Segal is reasonably good but his strength is in his chemistry with Fonda. She is good and has a nice comic touch. Support is generally solid if unspectacular with turns from Mcahon, Garcia and others but generally the film is carried by the leads. Direction feels a little dated now as the film has a very 1970's look and, without a sharp edge, it doesn't feel as relevant as it should do.

Overall this is a comic little film that is amusing and works thanks to easy performances by the lead pair. I would have preferred it to have had a much sharper edge to have blended satire with the comedy but it was still an entertaining little film albeit one that won't stick in my mind or have me coming back for repeat viewings.

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