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Utilities (1983)

 -  Comedy  -  June 1983 (USA)
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Roy Blue
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He turned the lights off and the city on

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Court and spark, as Mitchell would say, accentuate this cute film
29 July 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Bob (Robert Hays) is a social worker for senior citizens. He hates the big utility companies because they are always turning off heat and light to those on a fixed income, if they get a bit behind on their bills. One day, an elderly woman freezes to death because her heat was shut off and Bob gets a eureka. He will sabotage Big Light and Big Heat until they agree to stop their inhumane practices. However, he runs in and out of the law regularly and is often arrested by beautiful cop Marion (Brooke Adams). Could it be that these two unlikely singles are a match in the making? And, will Bob's subterfuge work? This cute little unknown film has plenty of, as Joni Mitchell would say, court and spark. The ever-manic Hays and the calm Adams make a nice and unusual couple. Everyone cheers for the underdog, especially when he or she is up against Con Ed, and the plot will therefore win over most hearts. Then, too, the actors portraying the various senior citizens are a jolt of joy. If you are on the perpetual voyage to find every romantic comedy ever made, do not skip this one. It is a sweet gem among the sometimes littered pathway of love.


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