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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
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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)  »

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Dos rivales tras un canalla  »

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$52,864,741 (USA)
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Trivia

One of two 1987 movies starring actress-comedian Shelley Long. The other picture was Hello Again (1987). 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

Lauren: No! Stop!
[runs across the room to snatch the phone receiver out of Sandy's hand]
Lauren: Please do not screech at anyone else. I am trying to prepare for an audition here thank you!
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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 »

Soundtracks

Get Out of Denver
Written and Performed by Bob Seger
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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The plot thickens
17 January 1999 | by (Kent, UK) – See all my reviews

Shelley Long and Bette Midler make a wonderful comedy team and the first half of the movie makes the most of this - snappy dialogue and quickfire direction make for a marvellously funny first hour. Unfortunately, the plot then takes over – a convoluted spy story - and the thicker the plot, the fewer the laughs. Pity somebody didn't sort it out - this could have been one of the best comedies in donkey's years.


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