Why Me? (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  20 April 1990 (USA)
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A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the CIA.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
June Daley
Bruno Daley
Francis Mahoney
Gregory Millar ...
Wendel Meldrum ...
Gatou Vardebedian
John Hancock ...
Benjy Klopzik
Thomas Callaway ...
René Assa ...
Bob the Turk
Sebastian Massa ...
Tiny's Sidekick
Kate Benton ...
Jack Heller ...
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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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20 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Warum gerade ich?  »

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David Jackson was originally set to direct before Gene Quintano stepped in. See more »


June Daley: [about the ring] It's in my safety deposit box.
Gus Cardinale: Good, then we'll go get it.
June Daley: The bank's closed.
Gus Cardinale: We'll get it tomorrow.
June Daley: Tomorrow's Saturday, the bank's closed tomorrow.
Gus Cardinale: Banks are OPEN on Saturdays!
June Daley: Not this one. We can get it Monday.
Gus Cardinale: Monday I'll be in jail!
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Why Me?
Words & Music by Steve Wood and Phil Marshall
Performed by Steve Wood
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A little known gem!
27 August 2002 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film is funny. That's the first thing you need to know. The second thing is why? Take two safe crackers, a ruby, an incompetent Armenian, a hard boiled police chief, a corrupt diplomat and a host of stoopid hoods, give 'em all a sparklingly witty script and a spaghetti plot, and watch them sort it all out. Lambert and Lloyd are a great comic duo and the late J T Walsh is a joy to watch as he gets madder and madder. This is not a film that'll change your life but it will make you laugh for an hour and a half and the way the world is right now, there are few things more valuable than light relief. With memorable one liners and side splitting sequences, this is a gem that too few people know about. It's not even IN Leonard Maltin's 2002 movie guide. Do yourself a favour and rent it if you get the chance. You'll love it.

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