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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

R | | Comedy | 30 January 1987 (USA)
Two women unknowingly share the same man, but when he disappears, both go out looking for him and enter his surprisingly dangerous life.

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Cast

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Weldon
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Cab Driver
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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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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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Comedy

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Release Date:

30 January 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos rivales tras un canalla  »

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Box Office

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$52,864,741 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the movie that Sandy Brozinsky (Bette Midler) had appeared in was "Ninja Vixens". 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: [When Lauren & Sandy are impersonating police officers, a criminal reaches for a gun] Don't even think about it! Don't even fuckin' think about it! I'll blow your fuckin' nuts off!
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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 »

Soundtracks

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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Great Star Duo!
10 August 1999 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Bette Midler and Shelley Long... make one of the best female pairs ever! They are an absolute scream! It would be wonderful if we were to see them in another film together. This movie is one of the best under-rated comedies I have ever seen!

Funny action/mystery plot is very winning that packs both power and energy. A must see for anyone that loves a good comedy... however... is on the adult side of things....

U will laugh your ass off!


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