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 <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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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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According to Australian "Movie" magazine, "the script [for this film] has been described as Dog Day Afternoon (1975) meets Animal Crackers (1930)". See more »


When Grimm the Clown enters the bank doors with the security guard, he lets go of the balloons which float behind him. He then opens his jacket, revealing the dynamite strapped to his body. Immediately after, the balloons are shown tied to his wrist as he enters the bank's main area. There was no time allowed in that scene for him to re-tie the balloons to his wrist See more »


Street Barker: Nude women! Nude women
[Grimm dressed as a clown walks by]
Street Barker: Clowns Welcome! Clowns welcome!
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »


Written by Bert Kaempfert/Milt Farler
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Many of the comments here are too enthusiastic, and some are far too critical. But a small group hit the nail on the head: this a very good film that is definitely worth watching. The highlight of the movie is the beginning, there is no doubt about that, but the rest is still good. While the relationships between the characters may seem "awkward" to some, they come off as very human, and not contrived. Human beings are awkward. The ending on the other hand, is a little contrived, and goes a little far in terms of just how much the viewer will believe. But it's not a bad ending and as another comment said, it is very exciting.

Very good script and very good acting. Funny, clever, exciting. I gave Quick Change an 8 out of 10, and I was even tempted to boost it to a 9.

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