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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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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)
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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
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
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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Faye Dunaway turned down the role of Jane before it was offered to Jane Fonda.See more »
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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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
creative comedy with questionable moral standards, 20 May 2001
Author: Matt Moses from Brooklyn, NY

Fun with Dick and Jane serves as an entertaining satire on the upper middle class standards of living, produced in the presumably stifling corporate environment of the mid-1970's. A drunken Ed McMahon lays off overpaid executive George Segal. Lovely wife Jane Fonda, who handles matters fairly well when their landscapers tear up all their unpaid work, finds herself forced to find some source of income to maintain their expensive lifestyles – it would seem Segal's unemployment only takes them so far. Fonda secures a job as a model while Segal manages to lose his benefits when a gay unemployment officer spots him working as a bit character in the opera. When Fonda loses her apparently not very secure job, the now poor couple head out to get a loan. There they stumble upon a holdup, get taken hostage, and somehow wind up with all the loot. Enjoying their first taste of crime, the pair bungles their way through a series of hold-ups and eventually become near pros. They manage to restore their house to its previous splendor, cockily inviting McMahon to a chic pool party so he can have a gander at their newfound success. Of course, a sip only gets you thirsty, so the greedy couple find themselves faced with the quest for the Big Gulp. The story is funny for the most part, with memorable moments akin to Segal discussing music with a record store clerk during a robbery. There's healthy dose of anarchy for good measure, with destruction happily joining hands with the nouveau pauvre and the will to get back what has been lost. By having its characters steal primarily from the allegedly greedy or malevolent – the phone company, loan sharks, the Climax Court Motel – the film does maintains some shaky moral standards. In addition, Fun contains a few instances of dated racism, with jabs at homosexuals, Hispanics and African-Americans (who hold a pajama dance party in McMahon's office as Segal and Fonda crack his safe, their loud drill protected by the celebrants' louder music). A startlingly racist part goes to Hank Garcia, as an unemployed cleaner who works a bad influence on Segal. Nevertheless, the film on the whole manages to function well as a thoroughly entertaining comedy, with an ample dose of anarchism for good measure.

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