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Lost in America (1985)

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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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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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22 August 1985 (Argentina)  »

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Eksyksissä Amerikassa  »

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The use of an original Frank Sinatra song, "New York, New York", was one of the production's big successes. Albert Brooks has said that at that time he believed that Sinatra had not allowed use of his recording of the song in a movie that he did not also appear in. Brooks wrote a letter to Sinatra's attorney Mickey Rubin and then wrote a subsequent letter to Sinatra himself from which rights to the song for the film were secured. See more »

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When the characters are supposedly arriving in New York, it can be clearly seen from the position of the Empire State Building that they are travelling the wrong way. See more »

Quotes

Desert Inn Casino Manager: You're a nice guy, you make me laugh. But our policy is: we can't give your money back.
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Bubbles in the Wine
Written by Bob Calame (uncredited), Frank Loesser (uncredited) and Lawrence Welk (uncredited)
Performed by Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music Makers
Courtesy of Ranwood Records
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Ok, this movie rocks!
12 April 2000 | by (Austin, Tx) – See all my reviews

After reading the reviews I couldn't believe that there are people that found this movie boring. To me it has some of the best dialog in any movie.

Favorite scene? hard to pick, but probably when Albert Brooks comes down to the casino in his bathrobe looking for Julie Haggerty and finds her chanting..."22,22,22,22." When asked how down she is she says "Down." When asking the casino operator how down she is he says "Down."

Another player says "She really likes 22"

I have seen this movie over and over again and it just keeps getting funnier each time I see it. I am a big Albert Brooks fan, Defending your life is very good and Real Life is also a favorite.

If you like dry humor and great dialog see this one for sure!


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