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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

R | | Comedy | 30 January 1987 (USA)
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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Lauren
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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
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Cab Driver
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Tobacco Clerk
John DiSanti ...
Police Lieutenant (as John Di Santi)
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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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Dos rivales tras un canalla  »

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$52,864,741 (USA)
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Bette Midler was three months pregnant when filming began and six months pregnant when it wrapped. See more »

Goofs

Lauren and Sandy report Michael is alive to a police officer who is wearing a lieutenant's bar on each collar but a New York City police captain's badge - which has three points on the top edge. A lieutenant's badge is a round sunburst. See more »

Quotes

Sandy: You know what I bet? I bet you haven't been laid in about a year.
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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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Underrated almost classic comedy
17 November 2001 | by (Aotearoa) – See all my reviews

After that lame sitcom, I had given up on Bette Midler. Amazingly, this film still stands up to this day. When I recently watched it again I was surprised - just as funny as when I was eight, except now I get some more of the jokes. A buddy flick with chicks, and laugh out loud funny. If you haven't seen it, get it out some tuesday night, load up on junk food, enjoy. Pair with Ruthless People for the definitive Bette double bill.


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