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They All Laughed (1981)

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

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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
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Dolores Martin
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Arthur Brodsky
Linda MacEwen ...
Amy Lester
George Morfogen ...
Leon Leondopolous
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Christy Miller
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Jose (as Sean Ferrer)
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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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Storyline

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. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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5 March 1982 (West Germany)  »

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Peter Bogdanovich's They All Laughed  »

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$8,600,000 (estimated)
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The film's soundtrack features one song sung by Benny Goodman, two songs sung by Waylon Jennings, two songs sung by Louis Armstrong, three songs sung by Johnny Cash, and four songs sung by Frank Sinatra, which were the Sinatra tunes: "You and Me", "More than You Know", "New York, New York", and "They All Laughed". Director Peter Bogdanovich said that Sinatra did the production a huge favor by only charging US $5000 for the full use of the four songs. 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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We thank the people of Manhattan, on whose island this picture was filmed. See more »


Soundtracks

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
Written by Roger Bowling (uncredited) and Larry Butler (uncredited)
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of CBS 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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