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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
Randy Goldberg .... stand in: richard benjamin (uncredited)

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116 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable after all these years..., 5 December 2004
Author: shanakin from United States

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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