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The Survivors (1983)

Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sonny Paluso
... Donald Quinelle
... Jack Locke
... Wes Huntley
Kristen Vigard ... Candice Paluso
... Doreen
Anne Pitoniak ... Betty
Bernard Barrow ... TV station manager
Marian Hailey ... Jack's Wife
... Detective Matt Burke
Skipp Lynch ... Wiley
Marilyn Cooper ... Waitress
Meg Mundy ... Mace Lover
Yudie Bank ... Accosted Old Lady
Michael P. Moran ... Gun Salesman (as Michael Moran)
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Storyline

Sonny Paluso and Donald Quinelle are two unfortunate people who have just lost their jobs; Sonny's gas station has been blown away and Donald has just been fired by his boss's parrot! But that day, their lives change when they prevent a robber from holding up a bar, and they become heroes. Unfortunately, Jack (the robber) gets away, and when he sees Donald's face on the TV, he decides to go after them. In the meantime, Donald becomes obsessed with guns and leaves for the mountains to join a survivalist group... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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An outrageous comedy from the director of 'FLETCH' See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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22 June 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,044,927, 26 June 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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First ever movie about Reaganomics. See more »

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After Sonny starts driving the taxi,and picks Jack up as a fare, you can see what appears to be a person in the back seat of the taxi just after Sonny starts driving. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Betty: Mr. Quinelle!
Donald Quinelle: Morning, Betty!
Betty: Mr. Stoddard would like you to step into the board room.
Donald Quinelle: He wants to see me?
Betty: You can go right in.
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Soundtracks

EVERY MAN A KING
Words by Huey Long (as Gov. Huey P. Long)
Music by Castro Carazo (as Castro Caraza)
Sung by Randy Newman
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someone's gotta survive...I think
5 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

"The Survivors" is characteristic of Robin Williams's movies before "Good Morning, Vietnam": innocuously silly. In this case, he and Walter Matthau join up after surviving a robbery, and Williams becomes a survivalist. The whole thing is pretty goofy - maybe even pointless - but some of the gags make up for that. I will say that it's not the funniest movie for either star by a long shot; both have done far better than this. But, it's the sort of movie that you sit around in your underwear and watch; it does a respectable job showing both stars' talents. Good for a few laughs.

Shooting a man's gun. Ha!


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