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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 »
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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