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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's Secretary
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Patty
Hans Wagner ...
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Brandy Rubin ...
Paul Dunn's Secretary
Michael Greene ...
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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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22 August 1985 (Argentina)  »

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Eksyksissä Amerikassa  »

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The movie was shot in forty-five days. See more »

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The bite marks on the grilled cheese sandwich keep changing. See more »

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[at Hoover Dam]
David Howard: Nice dam, huh? Do you want to go first, or should I?
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References The Electric Horseman (1979) See more »

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New York, New York
Written by John Kander (uncredited) and Fred Ebb (uncredited)
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Bristol Productions, Inc. and Reprise Records
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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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