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Coupe de Ville (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 1990 (USA)
Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They have met to drive home a car their father bought for their mother's 50th birthday. ... See full summary »

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Buddy Libner
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Tammy
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Betty Libner
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Uncle Phil
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Fred Libner
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Dr. Sturgeon the Cadillac Surgeon
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Professor Kloppner, Eastbrook Academy
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Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They have met to drive home a car their father bought for their mother's 50th birthday. During the long ride home they get to know each other once again. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A comedy for everyone who ever struggled to love a brother...or strangle one.

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Comedy | Drama

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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

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$715,983 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

River Phoenix was offered the role of Bobby, but he turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Marvin Libner: Work, huh, responsibility. Don't these words mean anything to you?
Robert 'Bobby' Libner: Duh!
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References Splendor in the Grass (1961) See more »

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The Wanderer
Written by Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
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One of my favorite movies ever!!!
15 May 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying how i feel about the movie and what i think of some of the comments i have read. I happen to love Coupe De Ville very much. I am the youngest of five sons so I can relate to this film on so many levels. When I first seen it I kept relating to all the scenarios, all the bickering and all the heartache. it is a simple and truly honest film which i feel is extremely underrated. I have five copies all in different stages of condition, but I cannot for the life of me understand why it has not yet been released on DVD. With all the lemons that are released each week, Coupe still remains unconverted. As for some of the comments which I have read, I feel that some people may be a little too critical of the story. What were you expecting, an epic, historic account of a legendary world event with "Oscar night" written all over it! It is just meant to take you away for an hour and a half and help forget your daily troubles, and hopefully put a smile on your face in the process. Try to take this film for what it is, an innocent, funny and heartfelt look into the lives of a not so functional family eventually being brought together by unavoidable, undying love. Let me finish by saying that it is probably not everyone's cup of tea, but just give it a chance, you might surprise yourself. I highly recommend Coupe De Ville!


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