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Gas (1981)

R | | Comedy | 24 July 1981 (USA)
Susan Anspach stars in this comedy as a news reporter who investigates a story about stolen milk causing milk and gas prices to rise. During the course of her investigation, other people ... See full summary »

Director:

Les Rose

Writers:

Susan Scranton (story), Dick Wolf (screenplay) (as Richard Wolf) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Anspach ... Jane Beardsley
Howie Mandel ... Matt Lloyd
Sterling Hayden ... Duke Stuyvesant
Helen Shaver ... Rhonda
Sandee Currie ... Sarah Marshal
Peter Aykroyd ... Ed Marshal
Keith Knight ... Ira
Alf Humphreys ... Lou Picard
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Lincoln Jones
Michael Hogan ... Guido Vespucci
Paul Kelman Paul Kelman ... Nino Vespucci
Donald Sutherland ... Nick the Noz
Dustin Waln Dustin Waln ... Earl Stuyvesant
Vlasta Vrana ... Baron Stuyvesant
Harvey Chao Harvey Chao ... Lee Kwan
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Storyline

Susan Anspach stars in this comedy as a news reporter who investigates a story about stolen milk causing milk and gas prices to rise. During the course of her investigation, other people become involved, culminating in a multiple car chase. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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The comedy that pumps the fun into summer.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

When IRA (Keith Knight) was being interviewed by Jane Beardsley (Susan Anspach) he performed a dead-on impersonation of Curly of the 3 Stooges. In an earlier scene, the Vespucci nephews engaged in 3 Stooges antics in the basement trying to stop the overflowing toilet. See more »

Quotes

Ira: [Trying to figure out how to drive a stick-shift car] P, R, N, D, L... Yes, L for Leave!
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Connections

Referenced in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Gas
by Kitty Woodson and George Terry
© 1981 Famous Music
Performed by Life
Courtesy of WEA International / Elektra Records
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Easily one of the worst
4 January 2001 | by rodney41See all my reviews

Wretched. One of the least funny comedies ever made. I still kick myself for the night I visited the multiplex and chose this thing over "Arthur." I prefer to think Sterling Hayden needed the work and that Donald Sutherland was in it for the money -- either way, both are ill-served


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,869,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,869,425
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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