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The Hoax (1972)

PG | | Comedy | 19 April 1972 (USA)
Two scheming ne'er-do-wells find a lost nuclear weapon in the ocean near Los Angeles. They decide to light-heartedly try and blackmail the city by asking for money from each citizen. This arouses the attention of the local authorities.

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Bill Ewing ...
Cy McCarten
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Clete Dempsey
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Chief Belkins
Sharon DeBord ...
Gracie
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Sergeant O'Roherty
Harriet Gibson ...
Mrs. Petrucci
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Two scheming ne'er-do-wells find a lost nuclear weapon in the ocean near Los Angeles. They decide to light-heartedly try and blackmail the city by asking for money from each citizen. This arouses the attention of the local authorities.

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Swiss Bank Account  »

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Taking the World for a Ride
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A story of a comedy that is still current.
24 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Hoax is about two buddies who find an atom bomb that fell off of a plane stuck in the rocks by the beach. They hatch a plan to blackmail the city of LA by cutting of a fin that has the serial numbers, mail it to the city government and tell them that they want each person in LA to send one dollar to a swiss bank account. Of course the FBI gets involved. This movie could very easly happen today, despite its age. With the internet, you could fabricate a bomb part with out even having one. One of the more amusing parts is that Frank Bonner (Herb Tarlek in WKRP) is a ladies man. He is always having women come in and out! If you find a copy, keep it. You will enjoy a nice light adventure comedy.


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