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Coupe de Ville (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 1990 (USA)
Three bickering brothers who don't get along reluctantly go on a cross country road trip together to deliver a car in time for their mother's birthday.

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Uncle Phil
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Dr. Sturgeon the Cadillac Surgeon
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Professor Kloppner, Eastbrook Academy
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Garage Worker
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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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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

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$715,983
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2.35 : 1
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When the film was shooting in Cape Coral, Florida, Hollywood set decorator Richard A. Villalobos contacted the CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to acquire props for the film. He purchased $4,000 of set decorations from the local Cape Coral Goodwill store. See more »

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Robert 'Bobby' Libner: In the third verse he says She's got a wang-on. I move it above.
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References Splendor in the Grass (1961) See more »

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Descarga No. 2
Written by Ricardo Ray & Robert Cruz
Performed by Ricardo Ray & His Orchestra
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Clumsy but charming
5 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

The premise of "Coupe de Ville" is hardly original - eccentric father gets his three sons, who all hate each other, to drive a car across America for him. Standard road-movie fare, then, and you know they'll all love each other before the end of the trip. Also, the characters are one dimensional (and, in the beginning, impossible to like), while the inevitable disasters that assail them are predictable and yet desperately dull and umimaginitively conceived. The continuous soundtrack sweetens thing up. And yet the film retains a certain charm. It's nicely shaped, not too pretentious, and oddly appeals in a cartoony sort of way - its almost like an adults' film made with the limited sophistication of a children's one. It may not be great film-making, but it's a lot more watchable than you might expect.


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