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Off the Mark (1987)

R | | Comedy | November 1987 (USA)
A teenaged boy's family once hosted a Russian exchange student in their home for a year. Several years later, as adults, the two find themselves competing against each other in a Triathlon competition.

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Howard Markel
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Jenell Johnson
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James B. White
David D'Arnal ...
Dimitri Suslov
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Coach Elam
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Velma
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John C. Roosevelt
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Walt Warner
Patrick Campbell ...
Jenell's Pa
Matthew Licht ...
Young Dimitri
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Young Howard
Kelly Meadows ...
Young Jenell
Melanie Lasher ...
Pretty Little Girl
Darius Lawrence ...
Young James B.
Susan Luck ...
Muffy
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A teenaged boy's family once hosted a Russian exchange student in their home for a year. Several years later, as adults, the two find themselves competing against each other in a Triathlon competition.

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Crazy Legs  »

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Final film of John Doucette. See more »

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Blunderer....Neville Chamberlain See more »

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References Soul Train (1971) See more »

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Rule of the Heart
Music & Lyrics by Robert Jason & DAvid Frank
Sung by Brenton Roberts
Music Recorded by Avi Kipper
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Off the Mark is right on target
7 June 2004 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

First of all, I apologize for the one line summary of my comments; it was just too obvious a line to pass up. Anyway,I used to catch this movie once or twice a year on USA Up All Night back in the early 90's, and I'm deeply appreciative to the folks at USA for showing this overlooked gem. It's very much in the style of the Zucker Bros., but doesn't have anywhere near the popular following of, say, The Naked Gun. I guess technically it doesn't qualify as a classic, since most people have never heard of it, but it ought to garner the attention that the Zucker Brothers' movies have deservedly received. It's loaded with brilliant one-liners, sight gags, and good old-fashioned silliness. I highly recommend it to anyone who liked Airplane!, The Naked Gun, Hot Shots, or Top Secret (and if you missed any of those, you should see them too). There are only a few comedies that I would give a 10 out of 10 (Airplane, This Is Spinal Tap, and Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run), but Off the Mark is definitely a solid 9.


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