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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  30 January 1987 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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

Both of the pictures lead stars, Bette Midler and Shelley Long, have both starred in a "Beverly Hills" title movie. Long and Midler both headlined Troop Beverly Hills (1989) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) respectively. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Lauren and Sandy are on the conveyor belt in the bowels of the Albuquerque airport, Lauren throws a suitcase at the CIA agent right before he hits his head on the light fixture. As she picks up the bag, it's a duffel bag. Quickly it changes to a suitcase. By the time it hits his head, it's morphed into yet a third piece of luggage. See more »

Quotes

Sandy Brozinsky: Look, Frank. We're not just jerking you around. Some guys are after us because one of them stole a virus that's gonna kill and destroy all the plants and all the trees all the way around. We stole it back, so now they're gonna kill us. You get it?
Frank: Jesus. The sixties sure were good to you, weren't they?
Lauren Ames: Frank, that's right. Think back to the sixties. People did things for each other.
Frank: They were wasted.
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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

References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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The Last Time
Performed by Eurythmics (as The Eurythmics)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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