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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

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Winner takes all!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Michael Schultz immediately signed on to direct the film after producer Steven Vail told him that he had already signed on Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, James Coco, Tony Randall, Scatman Crothers, and Roddy McDowall. Schultz was so impressed by such an ensemble that he couldn't refuse. 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

Charles Bernstein: I'm Charles Bernstein. Attorney for the late Milton Parker.
Marvin Dummitz: You mean someone else is late now?
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1982 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Enough For Everyone
Sung by Scatman Crothers
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
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FUNNY AS HELL!
11 February 2003 | by alexshelli2See all my reviews

I don't know what the rest of you think, but if you grew up in the 70's and early eighties you'll love this movie!!! Don't listen to the idiots who don't know COMEDY!!! IT IS FUNNY!!! ALL OF IT!!! Especially when James CoCo has to put on the panty hose over his head as a disguise when they are robbing the convenient store!!! HILARIOUS!!! There are so many funny parts in this movie I can't type all night to mention! BUY IT! You'll love it. IT IS JUST FOR ENTERTAINMENT!! This isn't Gladiator!!! It is supposed to be silly, it's a comedy, STUPID!!!:-)


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