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The Double McGuffin (1979)

PG | | Mystery, Family | 8 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 »

Director:

Joe Camp

Writers:

Richard Baker (story), Joe Camp (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dion Pride Dion Pride ... Specks
Greg Hodges Greg Hodges ... Homer
Jeff Nicholson Jeff Nicholson ... Billy Ray
Vincent Spano ... Foster (as Vinnie Spano)
Elke Sommer ... Madame Kura
Lori Lively ... Michelle Carter (as Lori Lynn Lively)
George Kennedy ... Chief Talasek (Tally)
Lisa Whelchel ... Jody
Ernest Borgnine ... Mr. Firat
Garvin Edwards Garvin Edwards ... Foorball Player
Anne Reailly Anne Reailly ... Coctail Waitress
Rod Browning Rod Browning ... Moras
Ed 'Too Tall' Jones Ed 'Too Tall' Jones ... Assassin #1
Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)
Lyle Alzado ... Assassin #2
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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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Trivia

"Live (For Today)" and "Somebody Who Really Cares", the first and last songs of the movie, were performed by Dion Pride. Dion Pride played Specks. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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One of the best movies of the 70's, one of my favorites.
16 March 2020 | by whitelightning-ardSee all my reviews

Great mystery movie with great acting from all in the movie.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

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