An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day. Written by
This 1989 movie was the second of three consecutive filmed adaptations of Jay Cronley novels in three consecutive years produced by Hollywood. The other adaptions were 1988's Funny Farm (1988) and 1990's Quick Change (1990). See more »
The movie takes place on a Saturday, but the NFL game is shown on television screens in the Jockey Club. Looney's bookie comes to collect on the $850 he lost on the game. NFL games are not played on Saturdays except, occasionally, in December. There is a reference from Trotter's wife that it is September. See more »
This is one of the all time most underrated films. It is a little film , but rarely do you see so many wonderfully funny characters in a comedy. Along with "Breaking Away", and "Harold and Maude" it falls in a special category of films I like to watch when I'm feeling life sucks. Richard Dreyfus and Teri Garr give their best performances; and the supporting cast, especially Robbie Coltrane, is terrific. Don't miss this little gem.
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