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Die Laughing (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  April 1980 (USA)
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A San Francisco cab driver find himself in possession of a monkey that is carrying a formula for turning atomic waste into a plutonium bomb. He finds himself framed for a murder and chased ... See full summary »

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Mueller
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Thelma
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Gregor the Giant
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A San Francisco cab driver find himself in possession of a monkey that is carrying a formula for turning atomic waste into a plutonium bomb. He finds himself framed for a murder and chased all over town by people trying to get the formula. Written by Anonymous

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As a singer, he's a killer. As a lover, he's a killer. As a killer, he's a lovely singer.

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Comedy

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Sam Krachmalnik, who played the main Russian villain Zhukov, was the Orchestra Conductor for UCLA at the time this movie was made. He had not acted in film prior to this role. See more »


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ALL I WANT IS LOVE
Written and Performed by Robby Benson
Lyrics by Jerry Segal
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It really is funny...
12 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of course not a masterpiece, but it really is an oddball dark comedy and pretty ballsy for a teen heartthrob to make at the height of his popularity. I mean a big gag during the credits roll involves a mass murder! Soonafter a great gag involves a corpse!I saw it repeatedly at the theater as a kid & found the goofy monkey humor, sinister plot, sunny music, and weird jokes(villain doesn't like to be touched, "doing doing doing") irresistible. Seriously! If Will Ferrell made this exact same flick now it would be a monster! I've viewed it every few years since and it never fails to amuse and confound me. I'm puzzled why it hasn't come out on DVD. Robby should have stuck to comedy.


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