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Missing Pieces (1991)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller | 1991 (USA)
As sole heir to a relative's estate, Wendel is surprised to learn that the only thing he's been left is a riddle. However, he and his musician friend, Lou, are soon thrust into a comic ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Wimpole
Mr. Gabor
Dr. Gutman
Kim Lankford ...
Don Hewitt ...
Paul / Walter Thackary
Mary Fogarty ...
Mrs. Callahan (as Mary Fogerty)


As sole heir to a relative's estate, Wendel is surprised to learn that the only thing he's been left is a riddle. However, he and his musician friend, Lou, are soon thrust into a comic chase, as an assortment of unsavoury characters, underworld figures, and even private investigators, are after them for the inheritance - and they don't know what it is! Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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The Hilarious Comedy About Two Cookies In Search Of A Fortune.


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Auf der Sonnenseite des Lebens  »

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Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Performed by Eric Idle & Robert Wuhl
Published by Aaron Russo Music Inc.
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An Idiotic Masterpiece
26 April 2002 | by (Brush Creek, NSW, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite films.Eric Idle (Of Monty Python fame) and Robert Wurhl (Probably best known as TV's Arliss) star as a mismatched couple,Wendel and Lou in this mystery-comedy caper.Don't take this seriously!DON'T EVEN TRY!To give you how rididculous the plot is here are some of the characters:a one-handed kingpin,a lawyer who suffers from dwarfism,and twin brothers,one a crazed photographer and the other a mild-mannered antique dealer. One of Wendel's many former foster parents,Mr Hu,dies,and his lawyer (The dwarf) gives Wendel his inheritance.A riddle.Wendel and Lou (His cello-playing best friend) soon realise the riddle isn't Hu's heirloom,just the key to FINDING Wendel's inheritance.But they are pursued by several infavourable characters, almost all of whom want them dead. This film I find side-splitting, but if you don't like slap stick humour there won't be too much value in this for you.

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