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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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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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Donald's been fired by his boss' parrot. But he'll survive. He's been robbed with his pants down. But he'll survive. He's been shot at whilst ordering a cheese Danish. But he'll survive. And now he's armed himself and become a self-made soldier. But he'll survive. Even if it kills him. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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22 June 1983 (USA)  »

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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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John Goodman: As a Commando at the militaria shop. This film was one of Goodman's first movie roles. See more »

Goofs

During the robbery scene, the hammer on Jack's pistol alternates from being cocked and uncocked before he pulls the slide back. 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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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Written by Richard Wagner
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Purposeless comedy.
6 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is another one of those rambling, pointless mid-1980's comedies that keep going on and on, without having anything to say, and without caring if the viewer is still amused or interested. The teaming of Matthau and Williams may appear promising, but it doesn't pay off, and the film is scarcely funny. Halfway through, the thin script has run completely out of steam, and there is nothing for the viewer to expect...apart from the redeeming "THE END", of course.


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