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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  30 January 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Ticket Agent
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)  »

Also Known As:

Dos rivales tras un canalla  »

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$52,864,741 (USA)
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Trivia

Principal photography on this picture commenced around April-May 1986 with production completed around August 1986. See more »

Goofs

In the helicopter chase on the beach at night, the women hide in a shore side shower. In two shots, as they leave it and are chasing the light, a man is clearly visible in the shower, holding it up. See more »

Quotes

Lauren: This is the happiest day of my life!
Sandy: [incredulously] They bought that shit!
Lauren: [insulted] Shit? SHIT? You're calling my Hamlet *shit*?
Sandy: He's a wimp! I mean, look at him! He can't make up his mind about anything! All he does is go around saying "What do I do? What do I do? What do I do?" Give me Romeo or Henry the Fifth! Now there's a guy I could boff!
Lauren: Boff? So we're back to boffing again?
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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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19 November 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a good funny comedy movie. The actresses are both very good in their roles.

It is just a simple comedy adventure type movie, the jokes are pretty funny. I haven't found it on DVD except for the edited for TV version which is too bad because I just know it won't be as funny with parts edited out.

I'm not sure how the edited for TV version of the movie is different but it is about 10+ minutes shorter so obviously they just cut out some stuff either for length or because of adult situations which I don't remember from the movie but maybe there were some.


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