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The Longshot (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 17 January 1986 (USA)
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

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
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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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Paul Bartel: the blind man near the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Santiago: These fucking choos are killing my feet, man!
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The Longshot
Written by Gloria Sklerov and Lenny Macaluso
Performed by Irene Cara
Produced by George Johnson and Irene Cara
Background Singers: Charlotte Crossley, Daryl Carpenter, David Lasley
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Cute for Conway fans
20 July 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

"The Longshot" is the story of four losers who get what they think is the break of a lifetime. A tip on a horse that can't lose. So they scrape every penny they can together to make a bet on the title's longshot.

That's about all there is to this film. It is said that Conway wrote the script in 24 hours. It shows. It plays more like a group of skits from "The Carol Burnett Show" then a movie with such a thin plot line. But for fans of Tim Conway (especially) it has its amusing moments. Stella Stevens offers a little support in a throw away role but looks sexy enough to be memorable. If you have time to waste and need a few chuckles then you could do worse.


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