Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that ... See full summary »
Sonny Paluso and Donald Quinelle are two unfortunate people who just lost their jobs, when they meet in a bar; Sonny's gas station has been blown away and Donald has just been fired by his bosses parrot!!! But that day, their lifes change when they prevent a robber from stealing the bar, and they become heroes. Unfortunately, Jack (the robber) is getting away, and when he sees Donald's face on the TV, he desides to go after them. In the meentime, Donald becomes obsessed with guns and leaves for the mountains, where he will learn to survive... Written by
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As a Commando at the militaria shop. This film was one of Goodman's first movie roles. See more »
When Donald shows his new "Assault Rifle" to his fiancé, he tells her it's "308 caliber with a... *snaps stock open* Folding stock". In fact, it's not. Donald's rifle is actually a Finnish Valmet Model 76 chambered in .223/5.56mm. While the Valmet 76 was available in .308/7.62 NATO, Donald's rifle is clearly, as noted by the size & shape of the magazine, the .223/5.56 model. See more »
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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