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
Sami Al-Taher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
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 »
What's your name pal, what should I call ya?
Well, I've always liked the name chip. Would you call me chip?
Alright. What was that shooting just now, Chip?
Oh wait! Call me skip.
Okay, Skip, what was that shooting?
The cameras, I was shooting the cameras. They were looking at me. Quit looking at me!
[shoots the camera]
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A movie with Bill Murray doing what comes naturally, "being funny".
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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