Common man William 'Bud' Robinson is pushed to a breaking point, when he becomes the target of an especially thorough and uncompromising IRS audit which ruins his life.




Credited cast:
Cynthia Belliveau ...
Melanie Haines
Dave Kemp
Paul Brown ...
Micheal Donaghue ...
Jerry Brenner
Ben Lennick ...
Lyle R. Dorso
Sylvia Lennick ...
Frenchie Dorso
Congressman Vince D'Angelo
Richard Liss ...
Vince's Campaign Manager
Sean McCann ...
Calvin Dixon
Darryl Webb
Marshall Perlmuter ...
William 'Bud' Robinson
Sally Robinson
Linda Sorensen ...
Marsha Brenner


In this satire of the I.R.S., George Segal plays an Average Joe targeted for the Audit from Hell. His bank accounts are frozen, his home and business are attached by the government, and his wife leaves him. Segal is forced to move into the house of his obnoxious brother-in-law where lot of Odd Couple-type comedy ensues. Segal then plots to turn the tables on the I.R.S., and win back his wife and life. Written by Burt Kelly

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The IRS is picking on Bud Robinson. It's not a fair fight. The IRS doesn't stand a chance. See more »




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19 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Piégé par le fisc  »

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Calvin Dixon: We've only had one real weapon in the war against the taxpayer - Fear. And the level of fear is dropping out there and it's got me worried. Study history? One guy that always fascinated me was Ghengis Khan...He had a rather ingenious method for keeping his vast empire under his thumb. He'd occasionally pick out a village at random and burn it to the ground. That would frighten all the other villages into towing the line. His theory is still sound today.
Darryl Webb: That may be a little drastic for our ...
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There is NOTHING funny about taxes.
26 August 2000 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A comedy starring George Segal about tax returns. Doesn't sound to promising, does it? The acting is wooden, and the plot is dire and dull. Any points for originality must be removed for the dreariness of the whole experience.

But, it did give me enough tape space to tape my favourite Simpsons episodes, so it's not all bad...

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