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Quick Change -- Academy Award-nominee Bill Murray ("Lost in Translation") makes his directorial debut and stars in the hilarious story about a New York City planner who turns into a master criminal.
Quick Change -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Jay Cronley (book)
Howard Franklin (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 July 1990 (USA) See more »
The bank robbery was easy. But getting out of New York was a nightmare.
Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bill Murray ... Grimm
Dale Grand ... Street Barker (as Dale Grand Esq.)
Bob Elliott ... Bank Guard

Geena Davis ... Phyllis Potter

Randy Quaid ... 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

Barbara Flynn ... Hostage
Elizabeth A. Griffin ... Hostage
Connie Ivie ... Hostage
Skipp Lynch ... Hostage
J.D. Montalbo ... Hostage

Suzen Murakoshi ... Hostage
Anthony T. Paige ... Hostage
Jane Simms ... Hostage
Wendell Sweda ... Hostage
Ángel Vargas ... Hostage (as Angel Vargas)

Jason Robards ... Chief Rotzinger

Richard Joseph Paul ... Lt. Jameson

Reg E. Cathey ... Sound Analyst
William Sturgis ... Forensic Detective

Sam Ayers ... ESU Commander
Joe Pentangelo ... Policeman

Bill Raymond ... Policeman

Randle Mell ... T.V. Reporter

Jamey Sheridan ... Mugger
Anthony Bishop ... Street Sign Worker

Larry Joshua ... Street Sign Worker
Michelle Lucien ... Shut-Up Lady

Tim Halligan ... Reporter
Deborah Lee Johnson ... Reporter
Lucia Vincent ... Reporter

Elliot Santiago ... Bicycle Jouster

Manny Siverio ... Bicycle Jouster
Bobby Harrigan ... Fat Person

Phil Hartman ... Hal Edison
Kathryn Grody ... Mrs. Edison

Tony Shalhoub ... Cab Driver
Garry Goodrow ... Radio D.J
Frank Maldonado ... Kid at Grocery
Ryan Mitchel ... Kid at Grocery
Steve Park ... Kim, Grocery Cashier
Alfa-Betty Olsen ... Customer

Jim Ward ... Police Artist
Davenia McFadden ... Policewoman
Michael Chapman ... Policeman at Grocery

Michael C. Mahon ... Policeman at Grocery

Stanley Tucci ... Johnny

Victor Argo ... Skelton

Philip Bosco ... Bus Driver
Gary Howard Klar ... Mario (as Gary Klar)

Paul Herman ... Interrogating Policeman
Stuart Rudin ... Bus Rider with Guitar
Teodorina Bello ... Flower Lady (as Teodorino Bello)
Barton Heyman ... Airport Security Chief

Justin Ross ... Airline Clerk

Kurtwood Smith ... Russ Crane / Lombino
Susannah Bianchi ... Mrs. Russ Crane / Lombino
Ira Wheeler ... Businessman in Mens Room
Margo Skinner ... Flight Attendant #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Tom Collins ... Business Man (uncredited)

Trish Cook ... Reporter (uncredited)

Jerry Della Salla ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)
Matthew T. Gitkin ... News Camera Man (uncredited)

David Hummel ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Owen Lund ... ESU Officer (uncredited)

Matt Mindell ... Street Guy (uncredited)

Buzz Roddy ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Julie Stevens ... Street kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Franklin 
Bill Murray 
Writing credits
Jay Cronley (book)

Howard Franklin (screenplay)

Produced by
Frederic Golchan .... executive producer
Robert Greenhut .... producer
Bill Murray .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Michael Chapman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
Production Design by
David Gropman 
Art Direction by
Speed Hopkins 
Set Decoration by
Susan Bode 
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Kurland 
Makeup Department
Peter Montagna .... makeup department head
Ron Scott .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Patrick .... key second assistant director
Art Department
Joseph Alfieri .... stand-by carpenter
James Mazzola .... property master
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Gustavo Borner .... sound recordist
Louis Cerborino .... sound editor
Randall Coleman .... assistant adr editor
Kay Denmark .... adr boom operator
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Lee .... sound editor
Eytan Mirsky .... assistant sound editor
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Ahmad Shirazi .... sound editor
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunt coordinator
Gene Harrison .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunts
Jim O'Rear .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts (as Anthony George Schmidt)
Jeff Ward .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Hammond .... electrician
Michael Kelem .... aerial camera operator
Billy Kerwick .... best boy grip
Douglas Pellegrino .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ed Arenas .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timothy Alberts .... set costumer
Mary Gierczak .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Megan B. Agosto .... assistant editor
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Emile Charlap .... music contractor
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor
Michael Farrow .... music engineer
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator: Mr. Edelman
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator: Mr. Edelman
Ben Rizzi .... music recording engineer
Howard Shore .... composer: additional music
Howard Shore .... orchestrator
Chris Tergesen .... music recording engineer
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Patrick Hogan .... driver
Other crew
Elton Ahi .... assistant: Randy Edelman
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Michael Jackman .... assistant accountant
Thomas Patrick Petrilla .... production assistant
Grant Harper Reid .... location assistant (as Grant Reid)
Scott Schaffer .... craft service
Matthew T. Weiner .... production assistant
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant
Rocky Ziegler .... production assistant
David H. Kramer .... adr loop group (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
89 min
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Did You Know?

According to show-business trade paper Variety, co-directors Howard Franklin and Bill Murray "became too attached to the project [during development] to bring anyone else in [to direct it]".See more »
Continuity: 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 wristSee more »
Chief Rotzinger:Listen, I've had just about enough of your comedy, clown. We're coming in through the plate glass.
Grimm:Alright, I gotta hang-up now, because I gotta go kill everybody.
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Movie Connections:
References My Fair Lady (1964)See more »
Tive um coração, perdi-oSee more »


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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Smart, witty comedy, 17 September 2002
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

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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