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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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John Russo
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Sam (Deborah Wilson)
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Charles Rutledge
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Dolores Martin
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Arthur Brodsky
Linda MacEwen ...
Amy Lester
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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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Peter Bogdanovich's favorite film amongst the ones he has directed. See more »

Quotes

Sam: You're Christy Miller, the country singer? No shit!
Christy Miller: Well' there's some dispute about that, honey, but thanks.
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Written by Larry T. Atwood and Charlie Craig
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Great Cast - not too good scriptwriting
31 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of the major actors here do their best with not much to work with. The plot is nonsensical and way over the top. The dialogue seemed to be written by an amateur even though Peter Bogdanovich actually wrote it. This is supposed to be a romantic comedy. If so it's a comedy without any comedy and not much romance. The saving grace here is the nostalgic factor. Watching Audrey Hepburn and Ben Gazarra is a pleasure and in a different movie they may have further contributed to their impressive careers. In this mess, their scenes are impressive to watch precisely for their skill but what their characters do defies logic and you simply just don't buy it. John Ritter is very good and Dorothy Stratton holds her own because all she really has to do is look gorgeous. Collen Camp is, at best, mediocre and the weakest link in this cast. This film is only for film buffs who want to relive an era and marvel at the grace and charm of Ms. Hepburn. They may have all laughed but they weren't watching this movie when they did!!!


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