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Why Me? (1990)

A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the C.I.A.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Millar ...
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Benjy Klopzik
René Assa ...
Sebastian Massa ...
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A jewel thief, his wacky sidekick, and his girlfriend are chased around Los Angeles by cops, the Cia, terrorists and Turkish government agents after they steal a sacred ruby, the Byzantine Fire. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Release Date:

20 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Warum gerade ich?  »

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The original novel "Why Me", by Donald Westlake is set in New York City, not Los Angeles. See more »


Gus Cardinale: Bruno, I'm sorry for everything mankind has ever done to you!
Bruno: That's all right... I'm sure they didn't mean it.
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Referenced in Why Him? (2016) See more »


Why Me?
Words & Music by Steve Wood and Phil Marshall
Performed by Steve Wood
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Pretty Funny
10 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Christopher Lambert (Highlander) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) star in this little known comedy as Gus and Bruno two dim witted jewelry thief's who steal the wrong diamond. A comedy of errors and farce ensues as three rival groups battle for the stone.

It's gentle comedy that has the occasional chuckle and is well worth a watch as the leads have a good chemistry and Christopher Lloyd gives a very good performance as the quirky older crook. Christopher Lambert shows there is more to him than Highlander and it's a shame he hasn't done more comedies. I enjoyed the film overall but it never rises above average, some of the jokes just aren't funny. But the end set up and payoff makes it worth a look.

7/10 - Enjoyable but forgettable.

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