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Die Laughing (1980)

A San Francisco cab driver finds himself in possession of a monkey that is carrying a formula for turning atomic waste into a plutonium bomb. He finds himself framed for a murder and chased all over town by people trying to get the formula.

Director:

Jeff Werner

Writers:

Scott Parker (screenplay), Scott Parker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robby Benson ... Pinsky
Linda Grovenor ... Amy
Charles Durning ... Arnold
Elsa Lanchester ... Sophie
Bud Cort ... Mueller
Rita Taggart ... Thelma
Marty Zagon Marty Zagon ... Friend
Larry Hankin ... Bock
Sam Krachmalnick Sam Krachmalnick ... Zhukov
Michael David Lee Michael David Lee ... Einstein
Peter Coyote ... Davis
Charles Fleischer ... Charlie
Charles Harwood Charles Harwood ... Marvin
Melanie Henderson ... Betty
Carel Struycken ... Gregor the Giant
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A San Francisco cab driver finds himself in possession of a monkey that is carrying a formula for turning atomic waste into a plutonium bomb. He finds himself framed for a murder and chased all over town by people trying to get the formula.

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As a singer, he's a killer. As a lover, he's a killer. As a killer, he's a lovely singer.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Um Taxista See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elsa Lanchester's final film. See more »


Soundtracks

Astro Disco
Written by Kerry Gordy, Cliff Liles, Lenny Greene, Benny Medina, Donald Fletcher and Ray Singleton
Performed by Apollo
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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A cute, fun sleeper
29 April 2003 | by birchySee all my reviews

This is one of those not-so-great movies technically, but is fun to watch every few years. The music *is* good (if you are receptive to Robby Benson, 1970's folkish material. The characters are interesting. The story is same-old, so watch it for the occasional scenes that will tickle your funny bone and charm their way into your subconscious. Watch it with your favorite SO, and soon you too will be repeating lines like, "Ya gotta KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK!" and "Pinsky!? Pinsky!? What Pinsky? Where Pinsky? ..... 'Minsky'!!!!" and of course, "Doing, doing, doing.."


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