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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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Ticket Agent
Jerry Zaks ...
Tobacco Clerk
John DiSanti ...
Police Lieutenant (as John Di Santi)
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Panansky
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George (as Chris McDonald)
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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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Trivia

The setting of the cliffhanger finale, at the Four Fingers on the Mesa Azul Cliffs, was both a fictional name and fictional location, the place being apparently just a matte painting. Any real life photography associated with the sequence was done in New Mexico. 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: [after spending the night with Michael, Lauren comes into class with a dreamy smile on her face] Oh, my... that kind of evening, huh?
Lauren: Well, not the kind you're used to; no money changed hands!
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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »

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enough laughs despite implausibility
18 November 2000 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

By the end of the 80's they were churning out countless male buddy pics, so why not a female one? This one features Midler when she used to make funny big budget movies and Long when she used to make movies period. Just like any buddy film, the two hate each other on first sight, Midler the foul-mouthed antagonist and Long as the goody two-shoes. Things are set in motion when the two discover they were "boffing" the same man (Coyote) and decide to find him when they realize his death was staged. They set out on an oddyssey across several states and end up fighting for their lives when he shows us he's not only a spy but somewhat psychotic! There's a great, if contrived, climax set atop skinny vertical rocks that are about 10 feet apart and 100 feet off the ground. But what you look for in these types of movies you find, well-written bickering that should make you giggle plenty of times. Though guys should look out, with this written by a woman, there's a large dose of on target man bashing. Pretty much Long and Midlers last best comedy offering.


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