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The Double McGuffin (1979)

PG | | Mystery, Family | June 1979 (USA)
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
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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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Ben Mayo ...
Taxi Driver
Cyrus Newitt ...
Police Officer
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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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Mystery | Family

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Dupla McGuffin  »

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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 Specks circles the name 'Crabtree' in the racing forum, the camera and two crew members are seen clearly reflected in a mirror. See more »

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Gadgets!?!
26 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been years since I saw this movie, but as a kid I loved it. Does anyone else remember the cool gadgets those kids had and how everything in their room was hidden? If I remember, there was a TV underneath the pop up tray of a footlocker, a radio hidden in the bookcase and a dartboard hidden behind a painting. There are probably more, but these are the few I remember. Anyone else? Also, one of the kids DID read Playboy and let me tell you, kids that age will stare at a Playboy for hours in great interest if there is no parental/adult presence! I'll have to rent this movie and watch it again, but I do remember George Kennedy being in it, so it can't be that bad. Can it?


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