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The Survivors (1983)

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Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sonny Paluso
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Donald Quinelle
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Jack Locke
James Wainwright ...
Wes Huntley
Kristen Vigard ...
Candice Paluso
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Doreen
Anne Pitoniak ...
Betty
Bernard Barrow ...
TV station manager
Marian Hailey ...
Jack's Wife
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Detective Matt Burke
Skipp Lynch ...
Wiley
Marilyn Cooper ...
Waitress
Meg Mundy ...
Mace Lover
Yudie Bank ...
Accosted Old Lady
Michael P. Moran ...
Gun Salesman (as Michael Moran)
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Sonny Paluso and Donald Quinelle are two unfortunate people who have just lost their jobs; Sonny's gas station has been blown away and Donald has just been fired by his boss's parrot! But that day, their lives change when they prevent a robber from holding up a bar, and they become heroes. Unfortunately, Jack (the robber) gets away, and when he sees Donald's face on the TV, he decides to go after them. In the meantime, Donald becomes obsessed with guns and leaves for the mountains, where he will learn to survive... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Your basic survival comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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25 November 1983 (Denmark)  »

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A túlélők  »

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Star Billing: Walter Matthau (1st), Robin Williams (2nd) and Jerry Reed (3rd). See more »

Goofs

After Sonny and Candice arrive at Donald's cabin, Donald is serving scrambled eggs to his guests. While he is serving, he has four bullets on his vest on his right-hand side. After turning around to return the pan to the stove, he is missing one bullet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Betty: Mr. Quinelle!
Donald Quinelle: Morning, Betty!
Betty: Mr. Stoddard would like you to step into the board room.
Donald Quinelle: He wants to see me?
Betty: You can go right in.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

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LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES
by Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
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Nice movie, could have been better.
22 May 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

There was bound to be a movie like this in the early 1980s, a time of the Cold War, recession and survivalists. Walter Matthau plays Sonny Paluso, an ex-filling station operator. Kristen Vigard plays his teenage daughter Candice. Robin Williams plays Donald Quinelle. Donald and Sonny become friends. Donald gets put in the hospital. Donald says that being in the hospital makes him think about God. Donald gets fed up with modern civilization. Donald goes to a survivalist camp, even mushing sled dogs. Sonny goes to the camp with Candice to convince Donald that he is overreacting. The movie has a "happy ending" that seems somewhat phony. Perhaps that is why the movie is seldom shown.


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