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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Niotes
John Russo
Sam (Deborah Wilson)
Charles Rutledge
Dorothy Stratten ...
Dolores Martin
Blaine Novak ...
Arthur Brodsky
Linda MacEwen ...
Amy Lester
George Morfogen ...
Leon Leondopolous
Christy Miller
Glenn Scarpelli ...
Michael Niotes
Vassili Lambrinos ...
Stavros Niotes
Stefania Russo
Sashy Bogdanovich ...
Georgina Russo (as Alexandra Bogdanovich)
Sheila Stodden ...
Barbara Jo


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.


Comedy | Romance


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14 August 1981 (USA)  »

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$8,600,000 (estimated)

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Colleen Camp appeared as herself in the TV comedy show WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) promoting this film on a radio talk show segment in the 4th Season episode "Love, Exciting and New." See more »


Charles Rutledge: I really like you Christy.
Christy Miller: Yeah, I know. Why don't we keep it that way, huh?
Charles Rutledge: You think?
Christy Miller: Yeah, I guess so. Why don't you kiss me anyway, it's such a nice afternoon.
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Crazy Credits

We thank the people of Manhattan, on whose island this picture was filmed. See more »


Written by Fred Ebb and John Kander
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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A valentine to Audrey Hepburn
24 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Screwball comedy about romantic mismatches in New York City. Peter Bogdanovich is obviously in love with all the women in his picture--he reveres them--yet Audrey Hepburn is (naturally) put a notch above the others because, after all, she's the princess Bogdanovich probably fell in love with at the movies 30 years prior. He shoots her in loving close-ups, gets right in the sheets between her and a wonderfully hard-boiled/soft-boiled Ben Gazzara, and allows her room to sparkle throughout. The love-connections made in the course of the film are fast and amusing, though I did tire of John Ritter's TV-styled klutziness. Colleen Camp, Dorothy Stratten, and the grounded, earthy-sensual Patti Hansen are all exciting to watch. But it's really Hepburn's valentine and she absolutely glows. *** from ****

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