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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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(story) (as Steven A. Vail), (adaptation) (as John Thompson) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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Henri
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Mildred Carruthers
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Jackson
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Bernstein
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Henry Motley
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Jeff Stevens
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Kenny Stevens
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Babbette
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Merle
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Georgie Carruthers
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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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21 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Galen i stålar  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Benjamin based his character on Will E. Coyote and The Road Runner as well as Laurel and Hardy which was alot of fun for him and felt that the character like the film was an event and played it that way. See more »

Quotes

Mildred Cruthers: Why that worm! What's he trying to prove? Georgie and I are his legitimate heirs. Why should we have to play some dumb game just to get what's rightfully ours? I'm going to contest this will!
Charles Bernstein: That's the point, Mrs. Cruthers. This will is a contest.
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Connections

Referenced in Rat Race (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Walkin' Papers
Sung by Paul Stephenson
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
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This film is quite well done and very funny
15 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love "Scavenger Hunt." I saw it on HBO when I was a kid and have remembered lines and bits from it well into my adulthood. I had not seen the film for 20 years when I remembered it and rented the videotape. I was charmed again as I watched with my wife, and we both laughed at the wonderful gags. The climax is terrific. As all fans of this film probably know, this is an underrated classic and is available only on VHS, and even that is hard to find. This film is very clever, and not at all "cheesy." I can't understand why people think 'Spaceballs' or the disgusting Austin Powers movies are funny, but a film like 'Scavenger Hunt' surpasses those kind of films by being hilarious without resorting to the desperate potty humor so prevalent in so-called recent comedies.


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