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No Deposit, No Return (1976)

During school-break, two kids are to stay with their rich Granpa but they would rather join their mother overseas, so, in need of plane-ticket cash, they convince two petty-criminals to fake-kidnap them for a ransom they could all share.

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Arthur Alsberg (screenplay), Don Nelson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... J.W. Osborne
Darren McGavin ... Duke
Don Knotts ... Bert
Herschel Bernardi ... Sgt. Turner
Barbara Feldon ... Carolyn
Kim Richards ... Tracy
Brad Savage ... Jay
John Williams ... Jameson
Charles Martin Smith ... Longnecker (as Charlie Martin Smith)
Vic Tayback ... Big Joe
Bob Hastings ... Peter
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Freddie
Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien ... Capt. Boland
Barney Phillips ... Sgt. Benson
Ruth Manning Ruth Manning ... Miss Murdock
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Storyline

After finding out that their mother is going to be working through another school holiday, two children are shipped to spend the holiday with their Grandfather. On their way to their Grandfather, the children decide to fly to see their mother in Hong Kong instead but they need money for tickets. They accidentally run into two criminals at the airport and end up in a taxi with them. At the criminal's hideout, the children decide to send a ransom note to their Grandfather to fund their flight to Hong Kong and help the criminals pay a debt. Shenanigans ensue and like O. Henry's novel, of "The Ransom of Red Chief" the ransom decreases as time passes. Written by Shanna M.

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THE BIG HEIST! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Deposit, No Return See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is "very loosely" base on two O. Henry's stories, "Retrieved Reformation" and Ransom of Red Chief". See more »

Goofs

When they are trying to open the safe, Bert wraps the tape around his fingers once in his face shot then again in Duke's face shot. See more »

Quotes

J.W. Osborne: Now we're even.
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Connections

References Delovye lyudi (1963) See more »

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It's for kids, but we all should have a bit of childhood preserved in our hearts
16 October 2017 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

I didn't enjoy a movie this much for quite some time. Brains off, laughter on, push play and enjoy. Many brag about it being unrealistic. Damn, people, this is Disney comedy for kids. It is not supposed to be realistic, it is supposed to be fun and it's very successful in it. For almost two hours I was elementary school boy once again, just relaxing after school and watching good old-fashioned TV. I have no objections to this movie, except maybe car chase scene being too long. I recommend it to everyone with all my heart.

7/10


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