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Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 28 August 1981 (USA)
Flash used to be a talented baseball player, but he took to drinking and now he sells stolen watches in the streets. One day he meets Chu Chu, who, before falling into alcoholism like him, ... See full summary »

Director:

David Lowell Rich

Writers:

Barbara Dana (screenplay), Henry Barrow (story)
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Flash
Carol Burnett ... Emily
Jack Warden ... The Commander
Danny Aiello ... Johnson
Adam Arkin ... Charlie
Danny Glover ... Morgan
Sid Haig ... Vince
Vincent Schiavelli ... B.J.
Ruth Buzzi ... Consuelo
Vito Scotti ... Vittorio
Lou Jacobi ... Landlord
Barbara Dana Barbara Dana ... Betty
Scott Beach Scott Beach ... Harry
Geoff Hoyle Geoff Hoyle ... Clem
Morgan Upton ... Butts
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Flash used to be a talented baseball player, but he took to drinking and now he sells stolen watches in the streets. One day he meets Chu Chu, who, before falling into alcoholism like him, was a successful entertainer. Now she still dances, but in the streets, for no more than a cent or two. Luck seems to smile at them the day they find stolen government documents forgotten some place. They decide to return them to their legal owners, but instead of the expected reward money, all they get is a load of trouble. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Meet the oddest and funniest couple of the year! See more »

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Comedy

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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Emily is dancing on the street dressed as Carmen Miranda, she's sometimes completely in the shadow of the building and sometimes in the sun. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Whole Lot of Money
Music by Pete Rugolo
Lyrics by Alan Arkin
Performed by Alan Arkin
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26 March 2014 | by DodsworthMcgillicuttySee all my reviews

Must be a good kids film. In the mid-80's I watched this CBS broadcast VHS recording several times. For some reason this captivated me. Perhaps because Arkin and Burnett are treasures to watch. I wanted to see this again, but where is it??? It looks like it only had one limited VHS release, and is not even VOD on Warner archives or streaming, nor is it ever mentioned. I believe this received widespread undeserved 1 star ratings in 1981. This deserves more. Maybe it won't hold up, viewing as an adult. I'd like to find this though.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Street Life See more »

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2.35 : 1
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