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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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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
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TV Reporter
Walter Charles ...
Auctioneer
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Sharan Lea ...
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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

The picture was a critical and commercial failure at the box-office upon when first released theatrically during 1986. Blake Edwards claimed not to remember much about the making of this movie and told people not to go see it. They listened. 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

Spence Holden: All right, you've got to distract them.
Dennis Powell: I'VE got to?
Spence Holden: So I can place the bet.
Dennis Powell: They're looking for YOU! You're the perfect attention-getter!
Spence Holden: You don't care if I get killed?
Dennis Powell: I don't want ANYBODY getting killed, starting with ME!
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References Blotto (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

That's Amore
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung a capella by Ted Danson after delivering the piano
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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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