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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Rick Ducommun ...
Wardell
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Ishimine
Ed Herlihy ...
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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Storyline

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

The picture was originally intended as a vehicle for Burt Reynolds and Richard Pryor to both star team in together as a comedy duo. 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

Claudia Pazzo: [Knocks on door and Spence opens it] Good evening.
Spence Holden: Boy, it sure looks that way. Can I take your coat?
Claudia Pazzo: Sure.
[Sheds fur coat and walks into the bedroom wearing only panties]
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

That's Amore
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung a capella by Ted Danson after delivering the piano
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Originally Intended for Burt Reynolds and Richard Pryor
19 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Blake Edwards initially was putting this film together it was originally intended to star Burt Reynolds and Richard Pryor. Unfortunately due to Pryor's near fatal burning the film had to be recast. The Films original Title was 'The Music Box' taken from the Laurel & Hardy short film of the same title. Was made as a homage to classic comedies . Did not fair well at the box office. ************************************************************ ************************************************************ ************************************************************ ************************************************************


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