He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis ... See full summary »
Royce D. Applegate,
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
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The movie's dedication during the closing credits state: "This film is dedicated to Helen Scott". Sheila Benson of the Los Angeles Times reported that "the film is dedicated to a longtime associate of François Truffaut, the late Helen Scott, who first brought the book to the filmmakers' attention" whilst website Moviestack has stated "Helen Scott was an independent film producer and was the one who introduced Bill Murray to the book for which the film was adapted from". Moreover, in the later Murray movie The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), the character of Margot Tenenbaum (Gwyneth Paltrow) has a secret studio / apartment that she keeps under the alias name of "Helen Scott". See more »
Reflected in window of subway car during opening pan across the riders' faces. See more »
[Loomis is driving the car backwards]
Oh, we're REALLY making good time now.
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I've seen this movie a few times, and I always get some good laughs out of it. It's not a genuinely hilarious comedy, yet it earns its laughs honestly, unlike most of the silly fluff that comes out recently. Bill Murray is in top form. Randy Quaid steals some scenes, and Geena Davis and Jason Robards top off a fine supporting cast. I liked the way the movie poked fun at New York City, being that 90 percent of the bystanders in each scene are complete wackos. Don't get me wrong, New York is a great city, but anyone who has lived in or spent a lot of time in NYC should have a good time with the little inside gags. I loved the theme song, and the little surprise at the end was pretty nifty. If you want good, solid comedy that you can laugh with, rather than at, "Quick Change" is the film for you.
My score: 7 (out of 10)
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