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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

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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Storyline

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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The comedy adventure of two amateur spies who weren't cut out for intelligence. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Street Life See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Crazy Credits

First film to use the redesigned 20th Century Fox logo with the "straight" zero. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sneak Previews: The Dogs of 1981 (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Whole Lot of Money
Music by Pete Rugolo
Lyrics by Alan Arkin
Performed by Alan Arkin
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Better than it sounds -
1 July 2007 | by capricorn9See all my reviews

Carol Burnette and Alan Arkin star in this offbeat comedy and I must say that Miss Burnette has given a very underplayed, for her, performance. This does show she can act and not over the top. Arkin is at his manic best and his son is in great form as another of the homeless that get involved in the caper. It is well paced and most times the dialogue is snappy and well written. This little known film should be given a second chance. I just happened to pick it up on VHS at a local video store who was sell tapes off for under a buck! Glad I did. I had heard about it when it first came out, but never got to see it. Probably because it came and went before anyone would see it! Give it a chance.........


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