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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

R  |   |  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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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
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

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

At one point, both Lauren and Sandy hide in automatic dryers that are on. First, most automatic dryers wouldn't function with the weight of a human in it. Second, if both of them are in dryers at the same time, who turned them on? See more »

Quotes

Sandy Brozinsky: Yeah, this is Sandy Brozinsky, who's this
[beat]
Sandy Brozinsky: Howie? Yeah, Howie, I got you notice here sayin' you're gonna turn off my phone today at noon!
[beat]
Sandy Brozinsky: Oh, really? Well, let me tell you something! I have been in intensive care! I just got out of the hospital today, they wheel me into my apartment and I see your thingie screamin' at me that I got until noon today -
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Sandy Brozinsky: No, *you* listen, *you* listen! I just saw the damn thing! I'm just layin' eyes on it for the first time!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) 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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It's a most funny adventure comedy!!!
11 June 2012 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

It's a most funny adventure comedy that I have seen lately. I never not laugh so loud as in watching this awesome film. Fantastic Bette Midler and pretty Shelley Long made up an incredibly and charismatic duet. Their characters and images are absolutely diverse, but they are a terrific and laughable team, without a doubt. Great director and veteran of cinema Arthur Hiller was able to make really timeless film, that will be make laugh else many generations for a long years. If you like such old kind movies as "Midnight Run", "Overboard", "See No Evil, Hear No Evil", that you will be delighted from "Outrageous Fortune". Such films wants re-watching infinitely, you always find something fresh.


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