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Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970)

In Dublin, a working class family has been unsuccessful in convincing their son to get a real job: the son prefers his job of scooping up horse's dung and selling it for flower gardens. An ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Wilder ... Quackser Fortune
Margot Kidder ... Zazel
Eileen Colgan Eileen Colgan ... Betsy Bourke
May Ollis May Ollis ... Mrs. Fortune
Seamus Forde Seamus Forde ... Mr. Fortune
David Kelly ... Maguire
Danny Cummins Danny Cummins ... Donal
Liz Davis Liz Davis ... Kathleen Fortune
Tony Doyle ... Mike
Caroline Tully Caroline Tully ... Vera Fortune
John Kelly ... Tim
Paul Murphy Paul Murphy ... Damien
Brendan Matthews Brendan Matthews ... Milk Depot Attendant
David Hogarty David Hogarty ... David
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In Dublin, a working class family has been unsuccessful in convincing their son to get a real job: the son prefers his job of scooping up horse's dung and selling it for flower gardens. An American exchange student almost runs him over and gets to know him. The dung man has ignored warnings from his family and suddenly the horses have been banned from Dublin. His new love is leaving for America and he must find a way to cope with the new reality. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Loser Who Beat the System! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1972 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Fun Loving See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

David Kelly and Gene Wilder have starred in a version of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Wilder appeared as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), and David Kelly as Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). See more »

Quotes

Quackser Fortune: You learnin' a lot at Trinity?
Zazel: Well, Dublin has a very rich history. For instance, did you know that Jonathan Swift wrote "Gulliver's Travels" here and that Handel's Messiah had its first premiere here.
Quackser Fortune: How much did they charge you for that?
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working class lad bucks the system and carves out his own niche
10 December 2005 | by erinaughSee all my reviews

I saw this particular movie in a Dublin theatre way back in the early 1970's and I found it to be a very memorable film about a working class lad who couldn't bring himself to follow in his father's footsteps and work in the factory punching a clock. When his livelihood dries up with the retirement of horse drawn wagons, he attempts to go to the factory but ends up making his own way in the end. Ah, yes, there is a love interest as well, which keeps the story interesting. Not many movies stick with me so that's saying something for me. It was the first time I noticed Gene Wilder in a film (though I'm sure I saw him in Bonnie and Clyde) and I thought he was very good - and genuine. His success doesn't surprise me. It's an "off the beaten path" kind of movie in a way - but not in the wild and crazy sense. And I would recommend it if you can find a copy somewhere.


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