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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 »
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Tagline:
The bank robbery was easy. But getting out of New York was a nightmare.
Plot:
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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User Reviews:
Good Mix Of Clever and Silly Comedy See more (82 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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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89 min
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Trivia:
Debut theatrical feature film as a producer for actor-comedian Bill Murray. This picture remains [to date, September 2013] the only ever cinema movie where Murray has acted as a producer.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Hugh:[to other hostages] Can it, here comes Clarabelle.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Midnight Runaround (1994) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dertfick Confiance (Nakar)See more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Good Mix Of Clever and Silly Comedy, 29 May 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is a clever and entertaining comedy that has some dramatic and romantic touches as well. It's almost two movies-in-one: a dramatic holdup and a comic getaway. The holdup scene does has comedy but is more dramatic. It reminded me of the '70s classic "Dog Day Afternoon" in which the hostages are kept by a couple of robbers and the crooks demand the normal assortment of getaway vehicles. Except in here, ringleader Bill Murray wants a "monster truck" along with everything else. You know with Murray you are going to get outrageous humor and satire.

Anyway, the bulk of the film concerns what happens after the trio - Murray, Randy Quaid and Geena Davis - after they successfully escape the holdup. The bottom line is that they just can't get out of New York City. One disaster after another keeps happening, and it's all kind funny (and frustrating!). The ending I won't spoil.

Murray plays his normal wise-guy role and Quaid is good as the emotional slapstick-type buffoon. For some reason, the scene in which Quaid runs full-tilt into a newspaper stand and knocks himself out almost had me in tears laughing. Davis complements the two with her coolness and eye candy for the male audience. Veteran Jason Robards plays the chief detective on the case, and shows comedic touches of his own.

What also is fun to watch nowadays is Tony Shalhoub. When this film came out, hardly anyone knew him. Now he's famous as "Monk" on the television series of the same name. In this film, he plays an Arabic cab driver and you have to see this performance to believe it! A couple of other familiar faces also show up in here, including Bob Elliot from the old radio duo of "Bob and Ray."

There is no sex, no bloodshed, just a lot of jokes but the "R" rating ought to tell you something about the language in here. The jokes and story were good enough on their own and didn't need all the profanity.

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