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The Survivors (1983)

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
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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 to join a survivalist group... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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22 June 1983 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,044,927 (USA) (26 June 1983)

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$14,000,000 (USA)
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Walter Matthau replaced Joseph Bologna in the co-starring lead role of Sonny Paluso. The 30th November 1982 edition of show-business trade paper 'Daily Variety' reported that Bologna left the production after about two weeks of principal photography due to "creative differences". The 7th December 1982 edition of the same publication announced Matthau would be joining the cast taking over Bologna's part. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is going to the cabin he hit the brakes and they screech. When he hits the gas, the wheels screech as if they were on dry pavement. Tires on snow and ice do not make these sounds in real life. See more »

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[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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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES
by Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
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Just a funny & simple Neil Simon-esque movie
24 February 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

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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