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Scavenger Hunt (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  21 December 1979 (USA)
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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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Mildred Carruthers
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Galen i stålar  »

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Trivia

The character Marvin Dummitz and the story of Mr. Parker's business partner having had the misfortune to hail Dummitz's cab and never making it to the meeting is a parody of the real-life story of Melvin Dummar and Howard Hughes, which was later told straight in Melvin and Howard. See more »

Quotes

Jackson: Where we gonna find a toilet?
Babbette: Everywhere, they are everywhere.
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Referenced in Midnight Madness (1980) See more »

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Walkin' Papers
Sung by Paul Stephenson
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
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Enjoyable after all these years...
5 December 2004 | by (United States) – 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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