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Die Laughing (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Music | April 1980 (USA)
A San Francisco cab driver finds 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.

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Pinsky
Linda Grovenor ...
Amy
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Arnold
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Sophie
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Mueller
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Thelma
Marty Zagon ...
Friend
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Bock
Sam Krachmalnick ...
Zhukov
Michael David Lee ...
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Davis
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Charlie
Charles Harwood ...
Marvin
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Betty
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A San Francisco cab driver finds 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.

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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 | Crime | Music | Romance

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April 1980 (USA)  »

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As Aventuras de Um Taxista  »

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Bud Cort's first film after his near-fatal car accident, which he was filming at the time of his accident. He was still recovering from his injuries when he completed the film. Bud was encouraged to show the scars on his forehead and his bandaged forearm to enhance his character, 'Mueller'. See more »

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Referenced in Fade to Black (1980) See more »

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And That's Why I Don't Like You
Written by Peter Heimlich
Performed by The Lloyds
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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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