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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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Auctioneer
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Leading Lady
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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

Star Howie Mandel took roller-skating lessons before filming began on the movie, and could actually stand up on them by the time the four nights of filming got underway. His training was drastically accelerated about the time he and Rick Ducommun joined the carhops under the tutelage of Phil Gerard, skate instructor, roller-skate choreographer, and hot-dog skiing champion. 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

Ellen Frankenthaler: Do I smell like onions?
Dennis Powell: No. Do I?
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Referenced in Money Talks (1997) See more »

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