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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 Selma Archerd ... Beverly Hills Matron
John Brandon 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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Bonnie and Clyde they ain't. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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, 31 December 1977
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The amount of money that Dick and Jane's debt on the house totaled to was $70,000. See more »

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Quotes

Billy: [upon hearing of Dick's firing] Are we going to be poor, like the Waltons?
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Crazy Credits

End of film, ticker-tape message: BULLETIN, FEBRUARY 11, 1977 . . . THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TAFT AEROSPACE ANNOUNCED TODAY THE APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD HARPER AS PRESIDENT, REPLACING CHARLES BLANCHARD WHO RESIGNED . . . THE BOARD PRAISED HARPER, 42, FOR DISPLAYING "THE IMAGINATION AND INGENUITY THAT HAS MADE AMERICAN INDUSTRY WHAT IT IS TODAY." See more »

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Ahead of the Game (Title Song)
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Classic 70's Couple Caper!(Better Than Any Jim Carrey, Remake!)
28 June 2006 | by greene515See all my reviews

The Excellent George Segal And The Equally Excellent Jane Fonda, Play Dick And Jane, A couple who have it all, a large dream home complete with maid, and swimming pool(Under Construction) and a young son, and even a dog named Spot!

George Segal, is a successful Aerospace Executive, who get's laid off due to some unforeseen cutback's, unfortunately the couple who are living beyond their mean's, and soon hit rock bottom as the pair struggle to find employment, with exceptionally hilarious result's

But where there's a will their's a way as Dick And Jane 'Accidently receive stolen money from a botched bank raid, the couple who develop an appetite for robbery then devise various and ingenious method's of grand larceny to pay off their mortgage/Bill's,

Unfortunately they had to unnessesary remake this gem for the attention deficit generation,(which is nowhere as great as this!


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