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Release Date:
21 December 1979 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Richard Benjamin ... Stuart Selsome

James Coco ... Henri

Scatman Crothers ... Sam

Ruth Gordon ... Arvilla Droll

Cloris Leachman ... Mildred Carruthers

Cleavon Little ... Jackson

Roddy McDowall ... Jenkins

Robert Morley ... Bernstein

Richard Mulligan ... Marvin Dummitz

Tony Randall ... Henry Motley

Dirk Benedict ... Jeff Stevens

Willie Aames ... Kenny Stevens

Stephanie Faracy ... Babbette

Stephen Furst ... Merle

Richard Masur ... Georgie Carruthers

Meat Loaf ... Scum
Pat McCormick ... Carnival Barker

Vincent Price ... Milton Parker

Avery Schreiber ... Zoo Keeper

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Lars

Liz Torres ... Lady Zero
Carol Wayne ... Nurse

Stuart Pankin ... Duane

Maureen Teefy ... Lisa
Melissa Francis ... Jennifer Motley (as Missy Francis)
Julie Anne Haddock ... Michelle Motley
David Hollander ... Jason Motley

Shane Sinutko ... Scott Motley
Henry Polic II ... Naked Policeman

Hal Landon Jr. ... Cornfield
Marji Martin ... Kay
Jerado Decordovier ... Indian
Emory Bass ... Hotel Manager
Byron Webster ... Restroom Attendant

Adam Anderson ... Policeman #2
Wally K. Berns ... Drunk
Patrick Brennan ... Boy #1
Fred Cooke ... Victim

Jerry Fujikawa ... Sakamoto
Sid Gould ... Elevator Repair Man
Dale Kalberg ... Docent
Peggy Kaye ... Nun
Art K. Koustik ... Zoo Director (as Art Koustik)
Susan La Porte ... Lady In Rolls
David Morgan ... Policeman #3
Bobby Rolofson ... Boy In Museum
Alan Scharf ... Clerk
John Sorrentino ... Janitor
Andy Stone ... Boy With Skateboard
Marian Streckler ... Driver
Duane Tucker ... Policeman #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

D'Janine King-Lasky ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Paul Lambert ... (uncredited)
Salvatore Matza ... Man reading newspaper (uncredited)

Wynn Rowell ... Museum Security Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Schultz 
Writing credits
Steven Vail (story) (as Steven A. Vail)

John Thomson (adaptation) (as John Thompson) and
Gerry Woolery (adaptation)

Steven Vail (screenplay) (as Steven A. Vail) and
Henry Harper (screenplay)

Produced by
Hana Cannon .... associate producer
Paul Maslansky .... co-producer
Melvin Simon .... executive producer
Steven Vail .... producer (as Steven A. Vail)
Craig S. Yace .... associate producer
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg (music scored by)
Cinematography by
Ken Lamkin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Christopher Holmes 
Casting by
Ramsay King 
Art Direction by
Richard Berger 
Set Decoration by
Ed Baer 
Makeup Department
Marilyn Patricia Phillips .... hair stylist (as Marilyn P. Phillips)
Paul Stanhope Jr. .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Ron Fury .... executive in charge of production
Ron Fury .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Beaudine .... second assistant director (as Craig A. Beaudine)
Mitchell Bock .... second assistant director
Daniel McCauley .... first assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Benjamin Rosenberg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Michael C. Ayers .... assistant property master (as Michael Ayers)
Claude F. Powell .... construction coordinator (as Claude Powell)
Eugene J. Reed .... carpenter
Ernie Sawyers .... property master (as Ernie Sawyers Sr.)
Sound Department
Gene Corso .... sound effects creator
Dody Dorn .... sound editor
Donald F. Johnson .... production sound mixer (as Don Johnson)
Bob Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Lorane Mitchell .... sound effects editor
Robert R. Rutledge .... foley artist
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound effects editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Richard Tyler .... sound re-recording mixer
Ray West .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Woods .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects
Ray Svedin .... special effects
Jon Parker Ward .... stunt coordinator
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Ferro .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Allen D. Easton .... first assistant camera (as Allen Easton)
Casey Hotchkiss .... second assistant camera
Robin P. Knight .... best boy grip (as Robin Knight)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator
Ted Shinneman .... key grip
Orlando Suero .... still photographer
Jonathan West .... camera operator
Earl C. Williman .... gaffer (as Earl Williman Jr.)
Casting Department
Thomas Fiorello .... extras casting (as Tom Fiorello)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Winnie D. Brown .... costumer: women (as Winnie Brown)
Robert Harris Jr. .... costume supervisor (as Bob Harris Jr.)
Don Pike .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Robert W. Hedland .... assistant editor
Dael Klippensteen .... assistant editor
Bill Zabala .... associate editor (as R. William Zabala)
Music Department
Carol Connors .... composer: original songs
Billy Goldenberg .... composer: original songs
Kenneth Karman .... music editor
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bruce Leone .... transportation captain
Other crew
Gregory C. Alliapoulos .... assistant to producers
Robert V. Furia .... production assistant (as Rob Furia)
Greg Hamlin .... production assistant (as Greg H. Hamlin)
Marla Hoffman .... production coordinator
Mark Lyon .... production assistant
Michael J. Maschio .... location manager
Bridget Murphy .... production coordinator
Betsy Norton .... script supervisor
Alexander Xavier Ponce-Bonano .... production assistant
Joe Santley .... unit publicist
Art Schaefer .... production accountant

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116 min
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Did You Know?

When Clevon Little and the other servants pull up to rob the grocery store with a fake gun to steal the cash register, the sign on the store reads, "Crown Point Market". Crown Point, Indiana was the town where real life gangster John Dillinger famously broke out of jail using a fake gun.See more »
Jackson:Where we gonna find a toilet?
Babbette:Everywhere, they are everywhere.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Perplexingly Awful, 16 September 2013

This film is such a turkey. I hoped that with all the star power that SOMETHING good would have to come of it. I wasn't expecting high art, and I like gag-centered comedy, but I don't think I laughed even ONCE. It was one bad attempt at a joke or physical comedy after another. I did make it through to the end, but wish I didn't. I just couldn't believe how awful this was, since so many reviews here are so good. Funniest movie ever? God, that's depressing.

I'd stay away from this at all costs. Midnight Madness is infinitely funnier. This was just an awful experience. Leachman and Mulligan were barely 'decent' and almost got me to crack a slight hopeful smirk, but nope. The acting is totally overdone, and it seemed like every scene was one team after another screaming as loud as they could. I am not sure who would find this an enjoyable hour and a half. It was just awful. 1/10

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