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Finders Keepers (1984)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  18 May 1984 (USA)
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On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy. He ... See full summary »

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Michael Rangeloff
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Standish Logan
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Century
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Georgiana Latimer
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Josef Sirola
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Frizzoli
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Art Bumbalee
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Anna-Marie Biddlecoff
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Mulholland
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Isadore Frizzoli
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On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy. He gets more than he bargained for from the train and the coffin. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Back-to-back consecutive pictures filmed in the province of Alberta in Canada for director Richard Lester whose previous picture Superman III (1983) had also shot there. See more »

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Lane Biddlecoff: I wouldn't have deserted if you had kept me out of the draft.
Frizzoli: What draft? YOU ENLISTED!
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Very old-style caperish farce, with nice tone, funny gags
12 September 2000 | by (Australia City) – See all my reviews

Richard Lester is an American-born director who was a quiet architect of a certain type of English screen comedy, working on early TV experiments with members of radio's "Goon Show" (Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan), then the first couple of Beatles movies, then some movie stuff which parallelled the surreal comedy of the TV Monty Python, inc "The Bed-Sitting Room" (from a play co-written by Milligan) and "How I Won The War". This is a nice little film which has some of the gagsmanship of his old stuff, and kind of a "What's Up Doc" type plotline, with money from a heist, plenty of screwball characters, and general old-fashioned movie farce confusion. Doesn't probably get the momentum it wants to, but it's low-key affable loopyness is pretty watchable. As the Maltin review suggests, in a pretty decent little comedy cast, the David Wayne turn as the antique, shambolic train conductor is the real highlight, with laughs pretty much every time he turns up. In Lester's career, it's not a "Hard Day's Night", "Three Musketeers", "Cuba", or even "Juggernaut", but it's different and enjoyable enough on its own terms for comedy movie addicts to take a look.


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