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The Survivors (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 November 1983 (Denmark)
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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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Jack Locke
James Wainwright ...
Wes Huntley
Kristen Vigard ...
Candice Paluso
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Doreen
Anne Pitoniak ...
Betty
Bernard Barrow ...
TV station manager
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Detective Matt Burke
Skipp Lynch ...
Wiley
Marilyn Cooper ...
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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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Once they declare war on each other, watch out. You could die laughing. See more »

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Trivia

Weapons that Robin Williams bought at the military store included a self-cleaning detachable bayonet; Chinese throwing stars; a belt knife; a Fem-Prod little squealer; a concussion grenade and a .308 caliber semi-automatic assault rifle with a folding stock and two extra clips. See more »

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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 »

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: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) See more »

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EVERY MAN A KING
Words by Huey Long (as Gov. Huey P. Long)
Music by Castro Caraza
Sung by Randy Newman
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Unjustly overlooked: a very funny movie
9 August 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The Survivors was unjustly overlooked. It's a very funny and original comedy featuring one of Robin Williams' most inventive performances. It's a chance to see Williams at his most volatile and daring, before he adapted his persona to bland "family" movies like Patch Adams. He has an excellent foil here in Walter Matthau. Check it out.


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