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They All Laughed (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  14 August 1981 (USA)
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A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.

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Angela Niotes
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John Russo
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Sam (Deborah Wilson)
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Charles Rutledge
Dorothy Stratten ...
Dolores Martin
Blaine Novak ...
Arthur Brodsky
Linda MacEwen ...
Amy Lester
George Morfogen ...
Leon Leondopolous
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Christy Miller
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Jose
Glenn Scarpelli ...
Michael Niotes
Vassili Lambrinos ...
Stavros Niotes
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Stefania Russo
Sashy Bogdanovich ...
Georgina Russo (as Alexandra Bogdanovich)
Sheila Stodden ...
Barbara Jo
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New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two women suspected of infidelity. Ladies' man John Russo trails Angela Niotes, the elegant wife of a wealthy Italian industrialist, while Charles Rutledge and Arthur Brodsky follow Dolores Martin, the beautiful young wife of a jealous husband. Their respective cases are complicated when John falls for Angela, and Charles falls for Dolores. Written by filmfactsman

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Some of them promised they'd never fall in love.

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14 August 1981 (USA)  »

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$8,600,000 (estimated)
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After the murder of Dorothy Stratten, no major studio would release the film, fearing it would bomb due to the tragic context in the public mind. Director Peter Bogdonovitch spent five million dollars of his own money to distribute the film himself. The film bombed, and the director found himself on the brink of financial and professional ruin. See more »

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Christy Miller: You're a shit! I for one am sick and tired, honey. Sick and tired. I'm not going to be one of your passive ladies trembling at the thought of you or to put up with any kind of maltreatment just for the glorious opportunity of spending a glorious night with you. Not once a week not once in a while not once in a blue moon, not by a long-shot honey, uh uh, no way. Unfortunately, honey you're some kisser... and you're very mean to me.
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A FOOL SUCH AS I
Written by William Marvin Trader
Performed by Rodney Crowell
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Great little moments
12 February 2001 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

"They All Laughed" is one of those little movies I am always recommending to friends seeking something out of the ordinary. It is firmly rooted in the screwball romance traditions of the past, but seems more contemporary. Even the decidedly early 80s atmosphere doesn't date it too much. Bogdanovich wisely keeps the whole enterprise so light on its feet, that reality never brings it crashing down to earth. But, that said, this sort of sweet little movie absolutely relies on the actors to keep it going, and "TAL" is blessed with a dream cast who understand the requirements of this sort of tale. It is a movie that wouldn't linger so long in the memory if it weren't for the little moments provided by the excellent cast: Colleen Camp's simultaneously shouting orders at John Ritter and her dog; Blaine Novak unleashing all that hair from under his hat; and especially the moment Dorothy Stratten falls for John Ritter and says, "How...weird." It's such a piece of fluff one doesn't want to lay too much on it for fear of crushing it, but it is certainly does leave one with a light heart and a smile on one's face.


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