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The Double McGuffin (1979)

PG | | Mystery, Family | June 1979 (USA)
Some school kids stumble across a briefcase full of money, when they go back for it, they find a body instead. When they bring the police, neither is there, and the police refuse to believe... See full summary »

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Dion Pride ...
Specks
Greg Hodges ...
Homer
Jeff Nicholson ...
Billy Ray
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Foster (as Vinnie Spano)
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Madame Kura
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Michelle Carter (as Lori Lynn Lively)
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Chief Talasek (Tally)
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Jody
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Mr. Firat
Garvin Edwards ...
Foorball Player
Anne Reailly ...
Coctail Waitress
Rod Browning ...
Moras
Ed 'Too Tall' Jones ...
Assassin #1
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Some school kids stumble across a briefcase full of money, when they go back for it, they find a body instead. When they bring the police, neither is there, and the police refuse to believe them. Later they discover both were part of an assassination plot. Now they have to figure out how to stop the plot and put the bad guys in jail. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Mystery | Family

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Dupla McGuffin  »

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Feature debut of Vincent Spano and Lisa Whelchel. See more »

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When Arthur Honeycutt enters Specks' dorm room, Specks offers him a Coors beer. Prior to 1981 (the film is from 1979), Coors beer was available only in eleven Western states - not in Virginia, where the film is set. See more »

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Narrator: [opening narration] A "McGuffin" is a term coined by the world's foremost teller of suspense stories to label that secret, elusive, mysterious something that everyone in the story is trying to find or find out about. It is, in effect, the pretext of the plot; the catalyst that brings the characters together and causes them to act or interact - the vial of microfilm, the money, the missing papers, the murderer, the motive, the single reason that causes the entire story to happen. Usually, there's...
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Somebody Who Really Cares
Music by Euel Box
Lyrics by Joe Camp
Performed by Dion Pride
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Brings back memories
16 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Just saw this movie again, and it brings back lots of memories. Lots of the scenes were filmed in Charleston, SC, where I went to high school. I remember while they were filming it, and even got to watch. In fact, I think I'm even in one of the crowd scenes!

Twenty years ago, it seemed a lot better, but it was still very enjoyable. And yes, I do carry a Swiss Army Knife (actually, a Leatherman tool now... kids do grow up, and so do the toys!).


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