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Finders Keepers (1984)

 -  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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Stapleton
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Frizzoli
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Ormond
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Police Chief Norris
Timothy Blake ...
Estelle Norris
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Robert Clothier ...
Art Bumbalee
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Anna-Marie Biddlecoff
Alf Humphreys ...
Mulholland
Barbara Kermode ...
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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Achado Não É Roubado  »

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Michael O'Keefe played a character, Michael Rangeloff, who had the same first name as his own. See more »

Quotes

Michael Rangeloff: That's an expensive watch!
Pawnbroker: So take off the clothes and put on the watch. See how many restaurants you get into.
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References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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American Pie
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Written by Don McLean
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Good luck finding it
15 June 2001 | by (Haddonfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

I managed to catch this on TV several years ago and haven't seen hide nor hair of it since. This is a shame because it is quite funny and full of Richard Lester's trademark humor. As with most films about con men (and women), a simple description of the plot would be anything but, but suffice to say Lester and his cast do an admirable job of keeping all the balls in the air for most of the film's running time. Watch for Jim Carrey in an early role as the dim-witted draft dodger.

"Finders Keepers" won't solve world peace, but it's good escapist fun and an excellent antidote for Lester's sub-par "Superman III."


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