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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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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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Richard Mulligan and Stephanie Faracy both starred for Blake Edwards in two films in back to back years. Mulligan was a regular for Edwards who first appeared as Edwards' fictitious version of himself in S.O.B. in 1981, as well as Mickey & Maude in 1984 and also appeared as one of the two hit-men in A Fine Mess in 1986. While Faracy appeared as Bruce Willis' sister-in-law in the comedy, Blind Date in 1987. See more »

Quotes

Charles Bernstein: I'm Charles Bernstein. Attorney for the late Milton Parker.
Marvin Dummitz: You mean someone else is late now?
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References The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) See more »

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There's Enough For Everyone
Sung by Scatman Crothers
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
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A comedy Gem that is frequently over looked
11 April 2007 | by (Central City, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

A poor man's "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," This is a laugh riot of a film with many of the comedy stars of the 70s.

The Plot: Millionaire Milton Parker (Milton Bradley/ Parker Brothers) owner of a game manufacturing empire, expires, leave a sum of 200 million dollars to be awarded to the person or persons who can score the most points in a five hour scavenger hunt. The people to be included are his hated sister and her obnoxious son, her neglected step daughter; parker's inept son-in-law and his three kids. Two other cousins who are brothers, the family servants, and an idiotic taxi driver, who helped him keep his fortune by making his partner miss a vital business meeting. With various allies picked up along the way, the wacky crew spreads out seeking to follow the riddles to find the objects in question.

Starring Vincent Price, Robert Morley, Richard Benjamin, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Roddy McDowell and James Coco, among a cast of many more well known names (including a very young Arnold Schwartzenegger as the operator of a gym) The mayhem is soon at hand. Another star of the film is the city of San Diego, which is the background for much of the goings on. I can't say enough about how well this film holds up even after a score of viewings. Almost as much fun as taking part yourself.


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