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

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Donald's been fired by his boss' parrot. But he'll survive. He's been robbed with his pants down. But he'll survive. He's been shot at whilst ordering a cheese Danish. But he'll survive. And now he's armed himself and become a self-made soldier. But he'll survive. Even if it kills him. See more »

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22 June 1983 (USA)  »

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A túlélők  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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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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After Sonny starts driving the taxi,and picks Jack up as a fare, you can see what appears to be a person in the back seat of the taxi just after Sonny starts driving. 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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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Written by Richard Wagner
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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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