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Lost in America (1985)

A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

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Sylvia Farrel ...
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Tina Kincaid ...
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David's Secretary
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Patty
Hans Wagner ...
Hans (voice)
Brandy Rubin ...
Paul Dunn's Secretary
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Paul Dunn
Tom Tarpey ...
Brad Tooley
Robert Hughes ...
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Raynold Gideon ...
Ray
John Di Fusco ...
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Front Desk Clerk
Radu Gavor ...
Bellman
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David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives travelling around America...in a Winnebago! (This is a kind of large, luxurious mobile home which suits a 1980's yuppie more than the counterculture dropout approach of Easy Rider.) His idealized, unrealistic plans soon begin to go spectacularly wrong. Written by Reid Gagle

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Perdidos en América  »

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A the end of the cross-country trip, Albert Brooks had about four hours of material that had to be sifted for what looked best and most matched the song lyrics, then edited down into a montage lasting only several minutes. See more »

Goofs

The hair color, thickness and grooming of Paul Dunn, David's boss, changes radically several times in a matter of moments. See more »

Quotes

David Howard: That's why I married her.
Skippy: That's why I hired her.
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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It's You Alone
Performed by Gail Davies
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A wake up call for all Americans!!
6 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Be prepared, Albert Brooks's humor is ULTRA DRY. I found myself loving this flick before I was really old enough to. This movie addresses the reality of the happy couple, born 35+ years ago, now trapped in the Rat Race for the rest of their working days. They work for the owners of their company, for the government paying taxes, and for the bank paying off a mortgage and credit cards. A wake up call for all Americans!!!


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