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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  30 January 1987 (USA)
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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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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

Bette Midler wore an oversized very large orange jumper throughout the movie to disguise the fact that she was pregnant. See more »

Goofs

The sign at the border of Tres Cruces is misspelled as Tres Crucas. See more »

Quotes

Lauren: You defiled a Christmas tree?
Sandy: No-one SAW!
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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

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Soundtracks

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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Looking for an original unedited version of this movie.
7 January 2001 | by (Cherryvale, KS U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie originally when it was first released at the theaters. I again saw it later when it made it to cable, eg. HBO, Cinemax. ect. I loved the movie but then saw the edited version when it came to network. They cut out a lot of the adult humour. Examples: When Bette says "Gee, you thought I was going to go in and pee on him." verses edited version "Gee, you thought I was going to go in and spit on him". Then the tobacco shop scene: Bette says: "How about a blow job" and then the edited version: "How about a party". Also several scenes cut from the edited version: Bette with Peter Coyote having sex in a chair, seen from behind the chair. The scene at the police station where Bette tells the cop needle dick, pencil dick, ect. when she is trying to make him get the picture. My point is that for some reason this edited version is the only one you can get on tape now. I bought one from Hastings music store and it was this edited version- 99-100 minutes version. Don't know why you can't get the original unedited version of this movie, my favourite comedy of all times.


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