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The Longshot (1986)

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Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Trumbull ...
Track Cop
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Dooley
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Elton
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Lou
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Stump
Pat Li ...
Ono
Garry Goodrow ...
Josh
Dave Johnson ...
Track Announcer
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Radio Announcer
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Madge
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Realtor
Benny Baker ...
Mr. Hooper
Yvonne Del Walker ...
Mrs. Hooper
Ernie Anderson ...
Old Man
Jinaki ...
Toby
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Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.

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The Longshot
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Written by Tim Conway & Charles Fox
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hilarious hack comedy
22 January 2012 | by (Calumet, Mich.) – See all my reviews

Tim Conway (writer) really knew how to put together a fine comedic project. These characters' logic reminded me of that of my gambling friends but the main point is that I was laughing throughout this thing (while watching it on TV, with lots of naughty words cut out). Yeah, Conway, Jack Weston, & Harvey Keitel really knew their stuff. They made each line work. As much as I enjoy Anne Meara, I also appreciate Stella Stevens bringing a different element to this flick. Sure, this was rather formulaic -- I wish there were MORE 26-year-old formula comedies for me to watch over lunch to get me started on my weekend. What did a running toilet have to do with gambling? So what? Conway made it so that I'll never look at a toilet the same again.


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