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The Double McGuffin (1979)

 -  Mystery | Family  -  June 1979 (USA)
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Some school kids stumble across a briefcase full of money, when they go back for it, they find a body instead. When they bring the police, neither is there, and the police refuses to ... See full summary »

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Chief Talasek
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Prime Minister Kura
Ed 'Too Tall' Jones ...
Assassin #1
Lyle Alzado ...
Assassin #2
Rod Browning ...
Moras
Dion Pride ...
Specks
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Jody
Jeff Nicholson ...
Billy Ray
Michael Gerard ...
Arthur
Greg Hodges ...
Homer
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Some school kids stumble across a briefcase full of money, when they go back for it, they find a body instead. When they bring the police, neither is there, and the police refuses to believe them. Later they discover both were part of an assassination plot. Now they have to figure out how to stop the plot and put the bad guys in jail. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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"McGuffin" is a Hollywood term for an item which a majority of the plot centers around the characters trying to find and/or protect, but which has minor significance to the plot itself (e.g. the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)). Hence, the money and the body which are found and lost at the beginning of this film, are the titular "Double McGuffin". See more »

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When Arthur Honeycutt enters Specks' dorm room, Specks offers him a Coors beer. Prior to 1981 (the film is from 1979), Coors beer was available only in eleven Western states - not in Virginia, where the film is set. See more »

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Innocent Adventure
30 June 2006 | by (Mumbai,India) – See all my reviews

For me, this movie defines nostalgia, having watched almost daily as a kid. Apart from bringing back childhood memories, it also reminds us of a certain kind of naivety that kids today don't have. The story is based on a motley group of kids that stumble accidentally on a murder plot which they try to thwart. Showing determination and seriousness they are not known to have, they foil the attempt with the help of a nerd(Arthur) and a police officer, pulling all their resources together.

The build-up to the climax is good, even if its not all too dramatic as you would expect a movie to have. Quite definitely a good family movie, with a 'boys will be boys' theme.


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