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A Fine Mess (1986)

Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Spence Holden
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Dennis Powell
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Wayne 'Turnip' Parragella
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Maurice 'Binky' Drundza
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Claudia Pazzo
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Ellen Frankenthaler
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Tony Pazzo
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Wardell
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Ishimine
Ed Herlihy ...
TV Reporter
Walter Charles ...
Auctioneer
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Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But also have to deal with the two men who fixed it who are trying to silence them. And there's also the mob boss whom the two guys work for who planned the fixing thing whose wife is having an affair with the actor. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Blake Edwards' A Fine Mess  »

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$6,029,824 (USA)
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Trivia

It's announced that the doped horse, Sweet Sue, won the third race at Hollywood Park and the fourth race at Santa Anita. Hollywood Park is in Inglewood and Santa Anita is in Arcadia. Depending on which route you take, this is a 32-34 mile trip that would take 46 minutes. Meaning, the drugs given the horse were so powerful that it was able to win two races in the same day on two different tracks that were 30+ miles apart. Adding to the artistic license, it's noted that Sweet Sue "ran the last furlong backward, but still won by a tail." See more »

Goofs

When the thugs chase Spence and Dennis away from the race track in their car, they wind up crashing into a vending table full of stuffed toys. Part of the crash can be seen from inside the car. In the exterior shot that follows, the camera used for the interior shot can be seen in the back seat of the car. See more »

Quotes

Aileen: This is a Cadillac without doors.
Phil: So what? It's a Cadillac.
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References Blotto (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Movin' So Close
Written by Keith Burston, Darryl Littlejohn and Eric Douglas
Produced by Mark Davis
Executive Producer: Smokey Robinson
Performed by Second Generation
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18 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie tonight, actually the last twenty minutes, and according to IMDb, it says that Dennis Franz is non credited, but as the credits rolled, he was in them...

It was an OK movie, and I enjoyed what I did see, and looking at the actors before they were household names was funny too.

It is a good movie for those of you who wish to just sit back and laugh at good old slapstick, and mindless entertainment.

Ted Danson is always hilarious, and found it quite funny seeing him make himself comfortable behind the bar in the mansion. His character was hilarious as the skirt chasing fool, just as his future character, Sam Malone would be in Cheers!

Cheers to all the actors who have gone on to make better and bigger movies, and shows!


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