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Finders Keepers (1984)

R | | Comedy | 18 May 1984 (USA)
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. The ... See full summary »



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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. The train ride turns into far more than Michael bargains for. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Micheal O'Keefe, Bevery D'Angelo, David Wayne and Louis Gossett Jr. on a coast to coast joy ride. See more »




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18 May 1984 (USA)  »

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Achado Não É Roubado  »

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$865,207, 20 May 1984, Wide Release

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Michael O'Keefe turned down the opportunity of working with Jack Lemmon, playing the young priest in Mass Appeal (1984), to do this movie. The part was cast with Zeljko Ivanek. See more »


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Made me laugh so much I nearly wet myself.
27 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Breathing was a problem too !

You do need to pay attention as there are a few setups for gags later in the film and some parts may seem a little slow and confusing on the first viewing.

But I highly recommend this if you like to watch the equivalent of National Lampoons Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Scrooged, The Ice Pirates, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World or any of the other wacky / screwball (and generally escalating out of control) comedies out there.

It may not be one of yours but is definitely one of my favourites and I am still waiting for it on DVD.

If you liked any of the films in the above list, give it a try if you see it listed.

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