MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,854 this week

Utilities (1983)

 -  Comedy  -  June 1983 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 54 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5494 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 251 titles
created 12 May 2012
 
a list of 1558 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
a list of 123 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Utilities" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Utilities (1983)

Utilities (1983) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Utilities.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The two least likely bank robbers in the known universe plan and execute... kind of... the ultimate heist.

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.

Directors: David Greenwalt, Aaron Russo
Stars: Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Julie Hagerty
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Touching story of elderly couple David and Eva who go on one last journey across the USA when they discover Eva is dying, ending up with their granddaughter Jeannie in San Francisco.

Director: Lee Grant
Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Lila Kedrova, Brooke Adams
Miracles (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Roger and Jean learn the hard way that when you are meant to be together, nothing can keep you apart! Newly divorced couple keep running into one another (literally) and in the process, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Kouf
Stars: Tom Conti, Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez
Alley Cat (1984)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.

Directors: Victor M. Ordonez, Ed Palmos, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Karin Mani, Robert Torti, Britt Helfer
Wacko (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer."

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Stella Stevens, George Kennedy
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders
Stars: Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk
Shock Waves (1977)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Peter Cushing, Brooke Adams, Fred Buch
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On the last day before summer vacations Michael receives a glowing, but anonymous, love-letter. He suspects, or better: hopes, it's from Deborah, the girl he's after since a while, but who ... See full summary »

Director: David Greenwalt
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston
Hangup (1974)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: William Elliott, Cliff Potts, Marki Bey
Shaker Run (1985)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

With the accidental discovery of a lethal bio-agent at her research facility, Dr. Christine Ruben decides to double cross her own government by stealing the deadly formula to keep it out of... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Morrison
Stars: Cliff Robertson, Leif Garrett, Lisa Harrow
The Slavers (1984)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A man searches for a missing woman who has been kidnapped by a deranged Professor with sinister intentions.

Director: Larry Kent
Stars: Pietro Bertolissi, Kai Eric, Max Feldman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bob Hunt
...
Marion Edwards
...
Roy Blue
James Blendick ...
Kenneth Knight
Helen Burns ...
Ruby Blue
Benjamin Gordan ...
Eddie (as Benjamin Gordon)
Jane Mallett ...
Dr. Martha (as Jane Mallet)
Don Lamont ...
Ted
Steve Pernie ...
Walt
Shelby Gregory ...
Tom Walker
Margaret Pacsu ...
Miss Beaton
Taborah Johnson ...
Mrs. Henry
Dan Hennessey ...
Sergeant
...
Leland Thompson (as John Peter Linton)
Lee Broker ...
Jack Reynolds
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He turned the lights off and the city on

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bob contra Company  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 6,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The security guard tap dances down the same corridor twice. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Valley Girl (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Utilities (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?