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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
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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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Goofs

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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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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I Just Felt Sorry For Carol
21 September 2004 | by (Macon, Mississippi) – See all my reviews

Carol Burnett is so talented! She can be dramatic, silly, downright hilarious. I am a huge fan of Carol's 70's variety show. However, this movie is a terrible load of crap. You won't believe how bad this is unless you have seen it. Burnett is street entertainer "Chu Chu" (a "Charo" imitation that Burnett got loads of laughs for on her television show, but it is strangely unfunny in this debacle.) Chu Chu meets up with a homeless bum, (Alan Arkin), who is known on the streets as the "Philly Flash" because he was once a professional baseball player. Somehow, these two stumble upon a brief case that contains secret government documents...and, well, I can't write anymore. This has to be seen to be believed.


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