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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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Ellen Frankenthaler
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Tony Pazzo
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Wardell
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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 filming of the movie took place in the Los Angeles area during a hiatus when television actors, as were the film's two star leads Ted Danson and Howie Mandel, were in a break from their television schedules. 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 »

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Aileen: This is a Cadillac without doors.
Phil: So what? It's a Cadillac.
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Referenced in Vibe: Episode dated 18 May 1998 (1998) See more »

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Love's Closin' In
Written, Produced and Performed by Nick Jameson
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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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