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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  30 January 1987 (USA)
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Lauren
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Sandy
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Michael
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Stanislav Korzenowski
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Atkins
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Frank
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Weldon
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Cab Driver
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Jerry Zaks ...
Tobacco Clerk
John DiSanti ...
Police Lieutenant (as John Di Santi)
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Madam
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Panansky
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George (as Chris McDonald)
J.W. Smith ...
Dealer #1
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Lauren and Sandy are total opposites who end up in the same acting class and who don't know they are sharing a lover. When he disappears under mysterious circumstances they refuse to believe that he is dead and are the only ones who are searching for him across several states. Ending up in the western US., they discover he had other interests as they find their lives in danger. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The CIA is trailing them. The KGB is tracking them. The phone company is tracing them. The police are chasing them. The cowboys are herding them. And the Indians are hunting them. Are they going to fall for all of that?

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30 January 1987 (USA)  »

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$52,864,741 (USA)
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First of two consecutive movies with a connection to William Shakespeare for actress-comedian Bette Midler. The title of Outrageous Fortune (1987) was derived from a passage in "Hamlet" whilst Midler's next picture, Big Business (1988), had a plot loosely derived from "The Comedy of Errors". See more »

Goofs

When they are at the airport in NYC and the ticket agent pulls up potential flights for the two ladies to take, she reads flight 225 going through Kansas City, but if you look at the computer screen it reads Eastern Airlines Flight 225 going through Atlanta not Kansas City. See more »

Quotes

Lauren: Are you out of your mind? We don't have two-hundred dollars.
Sandy: Ah, chill out, wouldja?
Lauren: Oh my god, he's going to hurt us.
Sandy: He's not going to hurt us.
Lauren: Oh? Why not?
[They get out of the taxi and are in front of an old, dirty apartment building in an awful part of town]
Sandy: 'Cause we're gonna be raped and murdered in this building.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll over the freezeframe of the curtain call, Long and Midler can be heard bickering about Long's performance in the play. See more »

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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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Something Special
(Theme From Outrageous Fortune (1987))
Performed by Patti LaBelle (as Patti La Belle)
Written by Howie Rice and Allan Dennis Rich
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Too outrageous!
13 July 2001 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Average 80's formula comedy that delivers just enough for the viewer not to really regret watching this one.It all rides on Long and Miler who carries the film despite too outrageous and clumsily handled gun encounters which were critical for the credibility of the story.Too bad becouse the story had something going for it.Do not expect much but it does ok for Long and Midler fans and for fans of those comedies with action scenes towards the end.....


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