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Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)

 -  Comedy  -  28 August 1981 (USA)
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Flash used to be a talented baseball player but he took to drinking and now he sells stolen watches in the streets. One day he meets Chu Chu who, before falling into alcoholism like him, ... See full summary »

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Flash
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Emily
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The Commander
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Johnson
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Charlie
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Morgan
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Vince
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B.J.
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Consuelo
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Vittorio
Lou Jacobi ...
Landlord
Barbara Dana ...
Betty
Scott Beach ...
Harry
Geoff Hoyle ...
Clem
Morgan Upton ...
Butts
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Flash used to be a talented baseball player but he took to drinking and now he sells stolen watches in the streets. One day he meets Chu Chu who, before falling into alcoholism like him, was a successful entertainer. Now she still dances but in the streets for no more than a cent or two. Luck seems to smile at them the day they find stolen government documents forgotten some place. They decide to return them to their legal owners but instead of the expected reward money all the retribution they get is a whole lot of trouble. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Meet the oddest and funniest couple of the year!

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28 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Crazy Street Life  »

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When Emily is dancing on the street dressed as Carmen Miranda, she's sometimes completely in the shadow of the building and sometimes in the sun. See more »

Crazy Credits

First film to use the redesigned 20th Century Fox logo with the "straight" zero. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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Whole Lot of Money
Music by Pete Rugolo
Lyrics by Alan Arkin
Performed by Alan Arkin
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13 January 2007 | by (San Jose, Northern California) – See all my reviews

I was born in 1970, and this movie came out in 1981. I had grown up during the 1970s thoroughly enjoying the old "Carol Burnette Show," so I pestered by mother to take me to see it at the old AMC Pruneyard theater in Campbell, California (now the site of the Camera 7 Cinemas). Man, was I ever disappointed! Its been nearly 26 years since I've seen this film, and I have no desire to repeat the experience. I can't remember there being anything funny about it, or being moved to laugh in any way, shape, or form. The script was an implausible mess of a story that I never gave a damn about. As interesting side notes, however, this movie must have been one of the first feature films to have Danny Glover and Danny Aiello in the cast. It also took place in San Francisco, which was probably the only thing about it I liked (having grown up in the Bay Area, I enjoy seeing places that look familiar on screen). Skip it!


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