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
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The Columbia Pictures studio, which produced this movie, had had about two years earlier a boffo box-office success with the Bill Murray army comedy, Stripes (1981). The Survivors (1983), another military related satire, has a main trailer which noticeably re-used that film's distinctive trademark music, and music score which is not actually heard in this movie itself. See more »
In the closing credits, the title for three assistant directors (Joseph Reidy, Bill Elvin, and Louis Race) is misspelled as "Second Assitant Directors." See more »
I can't believe the reviews from these Roger Ebert wannabes that tear it down; it wasn't supposed to make a statement or have a sound plot --- it's a COMEDY, you idiots! The numerous one-liners in this movie are priceless, and if you can't appreciate how enjoyable it is, you've gotten way too serious about movies, folks. Its humor has withstood the test of time and it's a solid 7 of 10. This is one of Williams and Matthau's funniest and well worth your time. Would you believe that I never noticed that Robin flashed his genitals in the hospital scene until my wife saw it for the first time and pointed it out --- women have a heckuva radar for those things!
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