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A Fine Mess (1986)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  8 August 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Jennifer Edwards ...
Ellen Frankenthaler
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Tony Pazzo
Rick Ducommun ...
Wardell
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Ishimine
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TV Reporter
Walter Charles ...
Auctioneer
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Leading Lady
Emma Walton ...
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Carrie Leigh ...
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Sharan Lea ...
Young Girl
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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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$6,029,824 (USA)
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Trivia

One of a number of collaborations of director Blake Edwards with two people - composer Henry Mancini and producer Tony Adams. See more »

Goofs

After Dennis gets into the car Spence takes from the race track, a patrol car comes by. Spence grows nervous and backs out of his parking space before Dennis can exit the car. As Spence backs out and then switches to drive, the shadow of the camera can be seen on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Powell: We're gonna die, Spence! We're gonna die!
Spence Holden: No we're not...
Dennis Powell: I still have orders!
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Referenced in Money Talks (1997) See more »

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Written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss (as George Weiss)
Produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut
Performed by Christine McVie
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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"It's a fine mess..."
14 February 2002 | by (San Ho) – See all my reviews

My heart sinks when I see a 3.8 User Rating for this hilarious comedy. You got Danson and Mandel in their prime and Edwards behind the camera. OK, it should have been better, but there's still some of Blake's trademark slapstick we all know and love from classics like A Shot in the Dark and The Party. Richard Mulligan is a standout as a dopey hood who places his shotgun in front of his crotch before firing. The plot, if you want to call it that, has more holes than a swiss cheese convention but I was laughing so hard I didn't care.


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