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God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to save the world... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Together for the first time since "GREASE" [John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John] [UK Theatrical] See more »


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Debut theatrical feature film as a director for John Herzfeld. See more »

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As Zack is leaving the bank, you can see his mustache is almost all the way off, then when he is running down the street his mustache is completely back on his face with no time to have fixed it. See more »

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Remade as Hanste Khelte (1994) See more »

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(Livin' in) Desperate Times
Written by Tom Snow and Barry Alfonso
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Produced by David Foster
Engineered & Mixed by Humberto Gatica
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Olivia Back Again
21 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I keep thinking that this movie is called "Twist of Fate," but that is really one of the songs in a soundtrack that did better than the movie. Captivating enchantress Olivia Newton-John is teamed up once more with her "Grease" co-star John Travolta as a duo who will prove to God, humorously voiced by Gene Hackman, that mankind is worth saving. The devil is also on hand in the form of the big ham himself, Oliver Reed. The movie is one entertaining fantasy best when not analyzed and scrutinized apart. The characters are mildly one-dimensional, the plot superficially illogical and the pace uneven. The magic isn't there as it was in their other movie, but I only watch this movie for Olivia anyway. Travolta may have become a Hollywood-minded Scientologist, but he does have some charm in this as a down-and-out inventor who becomes a fumbling bank robber. Go ahead and curse this movie if you will, but Olivia fans will want to embrace it.


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