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Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)

PG  |   |  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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Charlie
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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 »

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

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References Scared Stiff (1953) 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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Very dry humor, with underplaying by some great actors
22 December 1998 | by (e.g. London, England) – See all my reviews

Can't understand why this flick hasn't gotten better ratings. It's a dry humor comedy of lost souls on the streets of San Francisco. IT is fantasy, comedy, drama, action and very dry humor all rolled into one. I see reminders of some of the great movie comedians of the past here. Have any of you ever been to Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco? Used to see people like this all the time. And in the neighborhoods. These are local characters in many of them.


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