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Scavenger Hunt (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 21 December 1979 (USA)
To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.

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Storyline

Milton Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. Upon his death, his relatives and domestic staff gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. Parker is a game player to the last, and his will stipulates that a Scavenger Hunt will be held to determine the beneficiaries of his sizeable estate. The winning team gets all the money, the rest get nothing. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>, bearhawkpilot@gmail.com

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Winner takes all!

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Comedy

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21 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Galen i stålar  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Arnold Schwarzenegger who appears as Lars, the gym owner who Tony Randall gets the medicine ball from midway through the film refused to take off his shirt for his appearance in the film as he wanted to show off his muscular physique for his starring role in Conan The Barbarian which was being prepped when this film was being made according to Director Michael Schultz in his commentary. See more »

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Just before Jeff, Kenny & Lisa head back to the house to drop the first load of stuff in their van following the laughing gas scene, Lisa is still wearing the outfit (minus one or two items) she was in when the will was read. When they return to unload what they collected she is wearing a checkered shirt & jeans, yet had no change of clothes. See more »

Quotes

[Stuart Selsome is refusing to get into his car to drive on the start of the scavenger hunt]
Mildred Cruthers: What are you waiting for?
Stuart Selsome: A full share!
Mildred Cruthers: You greedy, blood-sucking, ambulance chaser!
Georgie Carruthers: Mother, we don't have any choice. It's his car.
Stuart Selsome: Why don't you call a taxi, Mildred?
Mildred Cruthers: What happened to your cut of 15%? Fine, I'll give you 20% if we win.
Stuart Selsome: I want 50%. Non-negotiable.
[after a pause]
Mildred Cruthers: [grimaces] It's a deal!
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Connections

References The Music Box (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the Only One That I Ever Needed
by Willie Aames
Produced by Bones Howe
Courtesy of Lorimar Records
©1979 British Rocket Music Publishing Co. and Neon Baby Music
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A "who's who" of 1970's t.v. icons having fun at it's best
28 June 2002 | by (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – See all my reviews



This is a fun, adventurous, witty movie that the gang will love. In tradition of the original "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" and the "Cannonball Run" series, this is another fun movie where you see your favorite t.v. stars of the 70's in situations that you normally wouldn't see them in. It's great comedy and you don't have to worry about harsh language and the adult humor you would see in more recent movies of the same sort. It's a good summer movie for the whole family to watch on a Saturday afternoon. You'll be surprised at who you will see in the film.


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