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Hanky Panky (1982)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  4 June 1982 (USA)
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The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.

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The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.

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$3,597,244 (USA) (4 June 1982)

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$9,434,062 (USA)
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This movie's promotional material such as movie posters formed the bottom torso of a man and woman out of its "Hanky Panky" title logo. A man's legs and trousers were formed out of the capital "H" letter in the word "Hanky" whilst a skirt and pair of ladies' legs were formed out of the bottom-part of the letter 'K' in the word "Panky". See more »

Quotes

[Michael and Janet burst into a taxi at same time]
Michael Jordon: Oh, Goddamn...
[to Janet]
Michael Jordon: I Love you!
Janet Dunn: Get out of my taxi!
Michael Jordon: Where is it?
Janet Dunn: Get out of my cab right now!
Michael Jordon: I would love to, just tell me, where it is?
Janet Dunn: Get out of my cab!
Michael Jordon: This one is my cab.
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So-so Hitchcock derivation
10 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A mildly engrossing, tepid suspenser that apparently bombed in theaters and drew the ire and castigation of moviegoers - an overreaction if ever there were one. Granted, it will never be taken for a masterpiece

  • the comic elements of the film consistently fall flat, and the plot


is a fourth-rate knockoff of Hitchcock - but it isn't a complete dud either. At least 'Hanky Panky' manages to be consistently engaging as an actioner/thriller (as far as I'm concerned) and it is fun to see Gene Wilder and Richard Widmark sharing screen credit. And it boasts a fun supporting cast: Robert Prosky, James Tolkan, Kathleen Quinlan, the wonderful Josef Sommer (of Lydie Breeze fame), and even a young Larry Pine pop up and keep things hopping. Overall, a passable movie experience - it works as a time-filler if nothing else - but some of the attempts at comedy are pretty pathetic. If the scriptwriters had spiced up the scenario with a bit of wild physical comedy and more amusing situations, they probably could have saved the picture. No, Mr. Poitier - sorry to disappoint you, but watching a helicopter pilot belch for two minutes does not, by any stretch of the imagination, qualify as intrinsically funny.


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