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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

David Giler (screenplay), Jerry Belson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Dick Harper
Jane Fonda ... Jane Harper
Ed McMahon ... Charlie Blanchard
Dick Gautier ... Dr. Will
Allan Miller ... Loan Company Manager
Hank Garcia Hank Garcia ... Raoul Esteban
John Dehner ... Jane's Father
Walter Brooke ... Mr. Weeks
Sean Frye ... Billy
Mary Jackson ... Jane's Mother
James Jeter James Jeter ... Immigration Officer
Maxine Stuart ... Charles' Secretary
Fred Willard ... Bob
Selma Archerd ... Beverly Hills Matron
John Brandon ... Pete Winston
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Storyline

Manager Dick Harper and his attractive young wife Jane are used to a comfortable lifestyle. They just build a swimming-pool when Dick is fired very unexpectedly - leaving him with $70,000 debt on the house. They try to hide this from the neighbors and just cut down their expenses, but soon it's obvious: living from unemployment bonus drives them crazy, it's uncertain if they can keep the house. Dick doesn't see another way out than robbing drug stores - but this takes more skill than expected! Only as a team Dick and Jane can succeed. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

This is my daddy. He got fired. This is my mommy. She can't balance the budget. This is our house. We can't afford it. This is our car. They stole it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

No robarás a menos que sea necesario See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The names of the movie's two central characters Dick and Jane were taken from the popular educational children's' story books which feature at the start of the movie. See more »

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[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Charlie Blanchard: You can tell me anything.
Dick Harper: We just robbed your safe.
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Crazy Credits

Opening and closing credits listed in the form of pages of a children's book. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two additional scenes were added to the broadcast television premiere on ABC. One that stands out is a scene with Jane (Fonda) getting a job behind a cosmetics counter and having to confront a very difficult obese older female customer. This was a very funny scene that seems to now be lost forever and Is NOT going to be included in the new DVD release. See more »

Connections

References The Waltons (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Ahead of the Game (title song)
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Sung by The Movies
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George and Jane are an unlikely pair
9 September 2000 | by WalterFrithSee all my reviews

George Segal and Jane Fonda are not he kind of actors you would expect to find in this movie with low brow humour that is a delightfully guilty addiction. Dirty jokes, a rancid social commentary and the glib life of bad mid to late 1970's economics drive 'Fun With Dick and Jane' to a level of crime that makes you root for them. Three scenes stand out. Watch for them! One has Segal practicing his stick up routine in the mirror dressed totally in black with a nylon wrapped over his head. Another one has Fonda visiting her conservative parents to ask for financial help and her father turning her down with an evangelical sermon and Dick and Jane's first stick up at a cheap motel. This movie has some slapstick that is hard to resist.


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