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Die Laughing (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 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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Gregor the Giant
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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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April 1980 (USA)  »

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As Aventuras de Um Taxista  »

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Trivia

Filmed concert scenes at the Club Fugazi in San Francisco. A general call for extras for the concert audience was placed in local media and several hundred people showed up. See more »

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Referenced in Fade to Black (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

SHAKE IT AND DANCE
Lyrics by Hilly Michaels and Morgan Walker
Music by Hilly Michaels
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A cute, fun sleeper
29 April 2003 | by (DFW) – See all my reviews

This is one of those not-so-great movies technically, but is fun to watch every few years. The music *is* good (if you are receptive to Robby Benson, 1970's folkish material. The characters are interesting. The story is same-old, so watch it for the occasional scenes that will tickle your funny bone and charm their way into your subconscious. Watch it with your favorite SO, and soon you too will be repeating lines like, "Ya gotta KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK!" and "Pinsky!? Pinsky!? What Pinsky? Where Pinsky? ..... 'Minsky'!!!!" and of course, "Doing, doing, doing.."


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