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They All Laughed (1981)

 -  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
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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John Russo's daughters in the film, Stefania and Georgina, are actually director Peter Bogdanovich's daughters in real life. See more »

Quotes

Charles Rutledge: Would you like some new shoes?
Christy Miller: New shoes?
Charles Rutledge: Yes, those look pretty old.
Christy Miller: Thanks a bunch Charles! These happen to be an original 30's design. From the 30's!
Charles Rutledge: I know, wouldn't you like some new ones?
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THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
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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