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Die Laughing (1980)

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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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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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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Mr. Weinstein
Written by Robby Benson and Jerry Segal (I)'
Performed by Robby Benson
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Good movie, great music
22 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

This movie is lots of fun. The music makes it a great movie viewing experience.


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