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The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980)

When Kirby inherits only one thing from his millionaire uncle: a pocket watch that can stop time. Only, the bad guys know that he has it, and will do anything to take it from him. But they ... See full summary »

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Kirby Winter
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Bonny Lee Beaumont
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Miss Wilma Farnham
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Joseph Locordolos
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Mr. Leroy Wintermore
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Bodyguard
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René
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Mr. Walton Grumby
Burton Gilliam ...
Hoover Hess
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Charla O'Rourke
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Hibber
Ed E. Carroll ...
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Steffen Zacharias ...
Old Man
John Roselius ...
Policeman Harris
Arthur Bernard ...
Hank
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When Kirby inherits only one thing from his millionaire uncle: a pocket watch that can stop time. Only, the bad guys know that he has it, and will do anything to take it from him. But they don't know that he's found the girl of his dreams, and she's got a sense of humor that, when combined with the watch, is devastating. Written by Kathy Li

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13 June 1980 (USA)  »

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La chica, el reloj de oro y todo lo demás  »

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On the yacht, a close-up shows the wrong kind of bullet for the type of gun used. See more »

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Referenced in Click (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Hearts in Perfect Time
Lyrics by Ayn Robbins
Music by Hod David Schudson
Performed by Richie Havens
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Considered a ripoff by some...
7 February 2005 | by (Milwaukee WI USA) – See all my reviews

Episode #5.4 of _"The Twilight Zone" (1959)_(qv), "A Kind of Stop Watch", has a storyline that is nearly identical to that of "The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything". The episode, however, aired in October of 1963, the year after publication of John D. McDonald's novel on which the movie is based. Some people, obviously unaware of the novel, considered the movie a ripoff of the episode, and a number of reviewers who wrote unfavorably on this basis had to spend numerous inches of column space apologizing.

One of the contributing factors to the misunderstanding is that the novel quickly went out of print, overshadowed by the author's "Travis McGee" detective series and other adventure novels. In 1980, the year the movie aired, three of his science fiction-oriented novels, "Wine of the Dreamers", "The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything" and "Ballroom of the Skies" were published in 1980 in an omnibus volume titled "Time and Tomorrow" by Doubleday and Science Fiction Book Club. This still, however, did not contribute significantly to clearing up the ripoff accusations because of the limited distribution through the book club.


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