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


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 <>

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


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

13 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No tengo cambio  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)


$15,260,154 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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While the idea of Bill Murray dressed as a clown in the bank heist comes from the original novel, the concept may have been inspired by famed bank robber Willie Sutton who was called "The Actor" because he would rob banks in a variety of costumes and disguises such as a police officer, construction worker, mailman, etc. See more »


Reflected in window of subway car during opening pan across the riders' faces. See more »


Hugh: [to other hostages] Can it, here comes Clarabelle.
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References The Amazing World of Kreskin (1972) See more »


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A movie with Bill Murray doing what comes naturally, "being funny".
2 May 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Not many people I've talked to have seen "Quick Change". It wasn't really a hit, which is what makes it such a nice surprise when you see a film like this which is very funny. Maybe that's partially why I enjoyed the film so much, as it makes me feel a little bit like a pirate who's discovered lost treasure, or like an explorer who's conquered uncharted territory.

It may not be Bill Murray's best, but it's pretty good. But make no mistake, this is a Bill Murray movie, he even co-directed it, and if you don't like him in general, then this film isn't likely to make a convert out of you. I've always been a fan, and try to forgive certain transgressions like "Larger Than Life" or "The Man Who Knew Too Little" which are the kinds of films I avoid completely for fear that it will taint my high regard for Mr. Murray. They might be good, but I'm not taking any chances without some seriously reliable source that assures me they aren't merely "paycheques" for those involved. But in case some of you think the man has lost it, never to recapture any of his past glory, probably you should check out "Rushmore," and see a true master at work.

"Quick Change" has a story that is fun and the lines are executed with razor sharp comic timing. So what if some of the characters are one-dimensional? It gets the job done and sets up the bits and not in a low-brow kind of way.

I'd be interested to hear what New York residents think of this film, as its story revolves around three people who just want to escape New York forever and find that robbing a bank is easier than making it to the airport.

So if you consider yourself a member of the Bill Murray fan club, check this one out and you'll probably enjoy it. He's got plenty of support from some talented comedic actors including Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Phil Hartman, Jason Robards and of course Randy Quaid and Geena Davis.

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