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Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Cathy Palmer / Rebecca Ryan
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Alan McMann
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Victor Marchand
Coral Browne ...
Margaret McMann
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Kevin Palmer
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Kevin Palmer Jr. (as C.B. Barnes)
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Karl Palmer
Jean Rougerie ...
Don Carlos
Pierre Santini ...
Inspector Klaus
Léon Zitrone ...
Ivan Stranauvlitch
Alain Flick ...
Train Passenger #1
Yassan Khan ...
Train Passenger #2
Christian de Tillière ...
Train Passenger #3
André Valardy ...
Dimitri
Robin Coleman ...
Golf Buddy #1
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Storyline

Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan. Much craziness ensues as she meets the writer of the Rebecca Ryan books, thwarts real international spies, and eventually gets her memory back. Written by Suzanne Houghton <tpk@infonaut.com>

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She was an ordinary housewife until her trip to Paris turned into an extraordinary adventure.


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26 October 1984 (USA)  »

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A nagy álmodozó  »

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When Rebecca is drunkenly conducting the ensemble playing at the embassy party, the musicians are clearly not playing the Strauss waltz that is heard on the sound track. See more »

Quotes

Cathy Palmer: What you are feeling right now is the barrel of 357 combat magnum. This weapon can fell an elephant at a hundred yards, let alone a snake like you, at point blank... HAH!
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Music orchestrated and conducted by Richard Gregoire
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Seriously Quotable Film
2 August 2003 | by (West Midlands - England) – See all my reviews

Fantastic Film,

I have an old original copy on VHS (After hunting for years with only a taped off the TV version to satisfy) desperate for it to arrive on DVD though I doubt it ever will (Class Eighties Comedy Films such as 'All of Me' and 'Outrageous Fortune' rarely see the light of DVD (At least not here in the UK)

Anyhoo, Brilliant Film with great camp dialogue ("Damn you Rebecca Ryan") They Just don't make em like this anymore,

Try and find a copy and enjoy!


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