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Scavenger Hunt (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 21 December 1979 (USA)
To inherit a fortune, various addressees of a will must compete in a wild scavenger hunt to collect selected items, but cannot be simply bought.

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writers:

Steven Vail (story) (as Steven A. Vail), John Thomson (adaptation) (as John Thompson) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Benjamin ... Stuart Selsome
James Coco ... Henri
Scatman Crothers ... Sam
Ruth Gordon ... Arvilla Droll
Cloris Leachman ... Mildred Carruthers
Cleavon Little ... Jackson
Roddy McDowall ... Jenkins
Robert Morley ... Bernstein
Richard Mulligan ... Marvin Dummitz
Tony Randall ... Henry Motley
Dirk Benedict ... Jeff Stevens
Willie Aames ... Kenny Stevens
Stephanie Faracy ... Babbette
Stephen Furst ... Merle
Richard Masur ... Georgie Carruthers
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Storyline

Milton Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. Upon his death, his relatives and domestic staff gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. Parker is a game player to the last, and his will stipulates that a Scavenger Hunt will be held to determine the beneficiaries of his sizeable estate. The winning team gets all the money, the rest get nothing. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>, bearhawkpilot@gmail.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Winner takes all!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Galen i stålar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed entirely in San Diego as according Director Michael Schultz was far more controlled environment to be able to film and in particular the final chase at the end of the film in which they were able to control traffic and allow all the stunts to go off smoothly. The film was also shot there for budgetary reasons. See more »

Goofs

Just before Jeff, Kenny & Lisa head back to the house to drop the first load of stuff in their van following the laughing gas scene, Lisa is still wearing the outfit (minus one or two items) she was in when the will was read. When they return to unload what they collected she is wearing a checkered shirt & jeans, yet had no change of clothes. See more »

Quotes

Stuart Selsome: [Georgie pushed the contents atop the safe onto Stuart] Why did you do that?
Georgie Carruthers: You got Buzzy killed!
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Connections

Featured in Winner Takes All with Richard Masur (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Enough For Everyone
Sung by Scatman Crothers
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
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An Unsung Classic
7 October 2003 | by scheisty69@yahoo.comSee all my reviews

This movie has not been given the credit it deserves. An all star cast, well written script, and crazy situations makes this movie a classic, in my opinion.

If you enjoy movies like "Rat Race", "It's A Mad Mad Mad World", and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", you'll love Scavenger Hunt. It is very dated (1970s period) but it is definately worth watching. By the way...keep an eye out for several camios including a very young Meatloaf and Arnold Schwarzenegger.


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