Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

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Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Actor Anthony Edwards sports a beard throughout this motion picture. See more »

Quotes

Bancroft: Suicide makes you sulky... all suicides are sulky. That's what it is: the ultimate sulk.
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Referenced in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) See more »

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CHILDHOOD DAYS
Performed by Barry Gibb
Written by Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Produced by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Brian Tench
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appalling comedy, but the scenery is nice
26 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A pair of happy-go-lucky terminal cancer patients decide to go out with a bang (pun intended) by stealing an ambulance and making an unauthorized pilgrimage to the Amsterdam red-light meat markets, where they connect with two women more than willing to be regarded solely as sex toys. The whole sorry mess resembles the wet dream of a dying screenwriter (with second thoughts, naturally, at the moment of truth); certainly the desperate show of good spirits by Timothy Dalton (exercising his license to ham) is only a slight improvement over flatulence jokes made at the expense of a brain-dead human cabbage. All the usual buddy-film clichés are supplemented by a mixture of cloying sentiment, annoying self-pity, low humor, and high hormones; a few cold showers would have been equally as life embracing. But let's not be too critical: there are, at least, some pleasantly scenic shots of windmills and tulips to help pass the time.


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