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The Whole Shootin' Match (1978)

Lloyd (Lou Perry) and Frank (Sonny Davis), two lifelong friends and self-styled entrepreneurs in Austin, try to find the get-rich-quick scheme that will actually get them rich. Lloyd has ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Lou Perryman ...
Loyd (as Lou Perry)
Doris Hargrave ...
Eric Henshaw ...
David Weber ...
T. Frank
James N. Harrell ...
Rhonda Lynn's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Becker ...
Wayne Bell ...
Radio & TV Announcer #2
Martin Boozer ...
LuAnn (as Sue Rainford)
Dana Dutton ...
Dell Edwards ...
Cindy Hanson ...
Rhonda Lynn
Wayne Jacons ...
Goon #1
Marty Manning ...
Radio & TV Announcer #1


Lloyd (Lou Perry) and Frank (Sonny Davis), two lifelong friends and self-styled entrepreneurs in Austin, try to find the get-rich-quick scheme that will actually get them rich. Lloyd has developed a new invention that he's sure will finally lead to the success he and Frank have been chasing their whole lives. Their golden ticket is a combination mop, vacuum cleaner and floor polisher, but before prosperity arrives, reality intrudes on their plans. Written by Ipsith

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19 March 1978 (USA)  »

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Dieser verdammte Krempel  »

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Frank: [after Loyd's proposition to get into the polyurethane business] "Now this is a real good one Loyd, you want me to get in a business I can't even pronounce the name of? Poly-whatcha-doodle-all-day?"
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The Whole Shootin' Match
10 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Whole Shootin' Match was such a strange movie to me. The characters were so crazy. You have this very sweet woman who just wants to be a good wife and loving mother but her husband is a crazy jerk man and his cousin is trying to woo her. Then there is the just goofy guy that is just going with life doesn't ask for a lot and doesn't need a lot but he is full of the inventive ideas and just really wants to make a patent on something. He is an entrepreneur. The goofy man and the jerk man are best friends and both struggling financially. They are constantly looking for jobs that are going to lead them to lots of money but keeping failing at every attempt. It is quite depressing actually when the man cannot even buy his own son a new bike after his other one gets stolen. These people are very poorly educated and it shows. The entrepreneur finally comes up with a great invention and takes it to go have it produced but he is naïve and gets screwed over by the dirty business upper class men. He tries to go and get back what is rightfully his but the man has good expensive lawyers working for him and even some big body guards and the two country bumpkin men just can't compete with that so they are forced to just give up and try and find their money elsewhere. This movie is very depressing and you just wish that they would finally be cut a break somewhere but the reality is that they are not and that is how it would be probably if this situation did occur in real life. It is a tough world to make it in and this movie does and awesome job portraying the struggles of two men's lives.

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