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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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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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21 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Galen i stålar  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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According to Director Michael Schultz, Cloris Leachman was so full of energy throughout the making of the film that it somewhat annoyed the rest of the cast but in a lighthearted way. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Lady Zero: You stole a ostrich?
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References It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) 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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Enjoyable after all these years...
5 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I had not seen this movie in over 10 years and I finally ran across it at a video store and decided to rent it on the hopes that I would still enjoy it. I saw this originally on a Saturday morning when I was still young in the early eighties and found it highly enjoyable. Still to this day I still love it. I know it's not comic genius, the characters are paper thin it is totally unbelievable in parts but if your ever in the mood for a simple movie that has some good laughs this is the one for you. This is probably one of my favorite guilty pleasures movies. It certainly not for everyones taste, but for me it's great. I hope that anyone who happens to catch it enjoys it as much. I hope it's released on DVD someday because I will certainly pick it up. On a side note this movie always puts me in a good mood.


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