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Quick Change (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  13 July 1990 (USA)
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Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dale Grand ...
Street Barker (as Dale Grand Esq.)
Bob Elliott ...
Bank Guard
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Loomis
Kimberleigh Aarn ...
Bank Teller
Ron Ryan ...
Bank Customer
Brian McConnachie ...
Bank Manager
Jack Gilpin ...
Yuppie Hostage
Jordan Cael ...
Hostage
Rhe DeVille ...
Hostage
Marya D. Dornya ...
Hostage
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Hostage
Elizabeth A. Griffin ...
Hostage
Connie Ivie ...
Hostage
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Storyline

When a man dressed as a clown enters a bank and tries to rob it, no one takes him seriously at start. But as this New Yorker pulls this daring robbery with the help of his friends, it looks like leaving the bank with all the stolen money is the easy part! All they have to do now is make it out of the city and to the airport. They have plenty of time, but its not that easy as they seem to get out of one problem only to fall into another. Will they make before the cops catch up with them? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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The bank robbery was easy. But getting out of New York was a nightmare.

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Comedy | Crime

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13 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No tengo cambio  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,260,154 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture is, according to "Movie" magazine (Australia), a "heist film in the tradition of Topkapi (1964) and How to Steal a Million (1966)". See more »

Goofs

Grimm shoots out the first camera from the left side of the camera yet we see the right side of the camera exposed after the gunshot. See more »

Quotes

[Hispanic woman is shouting on a street corner]
Grimm: There must be alot of competition for that corner.
Phyllis: It's a good thing she's not too symbolic or anything.
Loomis: what does that mean anyway? Flores por el muerte?
Grimm: I sure couldn't tell ya'.
Phyllis: Aw, you know Grimm, it means flowers for the dead.
[shoots her an angry glare]
Loomis: Oh! We're all gonna die! We're a-a-a-ll gonna d-i-i-e!
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Referenced in Midnight Runaround (1994) See more »

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L-O-V-E
Written by Bert Kaempfert/Milt Farler
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Unappreciated Gem of a Comedy
22 May 2002 | by (las vegas, nevada) – See all my reviews

Bill Murray stars as a bank robber with a unique plan - he'll rob the bank dressed as a clown, but carry out the money taped to his body - and those of his two accomplices - "hostages" who have been released as a sign of good faith as certain potential getaway vehicles (2 helicopters, a motorcycle, a city bus, and a monster truck) are provided. The plan works perfectly as the gang makes their escape from the bank in plain sight.

Then things go wrong.

The movie contrasts the perfect execution of a difficult task - robbing a bank, and then getting out and past the police, with the terrible execution of a simple task - getting to the airport in time to catch a flight. In both stages, Murray provides the kind of humor associated with him, taking nothing seriously even in the tightest of situations.

Jason Robbards provides an excellent contrast, as a chief of police who refuses to be outwitted by a smart-mouthed bank robber in a clown suit, who escaped from right under his nose.


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