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Finders Keepers (1984)

R | | Comedy | 18 May 1984 (USA)
On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Lester

Writers:

Charles Dennis (novel), Charles Dennis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Keefe ... Michael Rangeloff
Beverly D'Angelo ... Standish Logan
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Century
Pamela Stephenson ... Georgiana Latimer
Ed Lauter ... Josef Sirola
David Wayne ... Stapleton
Brian Dennehy ... Frizzoli
Jack Riley ... Ormond
John Schuck ... Police Chief Norris
Timothy Blake Timothy Blake ... Estelle Norris
Jim Carrey ... Lane Bidlekoff
Robert Clothier ... Art Bumbalee
Jayne Eastwood ... Anna-Marie Biddlecoff
Alf Humphreys ... Mulholland
Barbara Kermode Barbara Kermode ... Isadore Frizzoli
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Storyline

On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy. The train ride turns into far more than Michael bargains for. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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From Richard Lester, maker of "Superman II & III". The maddest, funniest money chase ever! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Achado Não É Roubado See more »

Filming Locations:

Vulcan, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$865,207, 20 May 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,467,396
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Theatrical Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The value of the stash of stolen loot was five million dollars. See more »

Quotes

Michael Rangeloff: That's an expensive watch!
Pawnbroker: So take off the clothes and put on the watch. See how many restaurants you get into.
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References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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This movie should be in DVD
30 May 2009 | by m_rappaport-1See all my reviews

I saw this movie on HBO in 1985, taped it and watched it again and again over the years. It's a wonderful screwball comedy, and Michael O'Keefe is great as the con man character who's trying to pass himself off as a soldier taking his dead buddy's casket home for burial.

I would have thought it would have found its way to DVD long before this, even if only because it was Jim Carrey's first real movie role. His part is small -- only a couple of scenes -- but it was easy to see he was going to be a big comic star.

Other great actors in it were Beverly D'Angelo, Louis Gossett Jr, Ed Lauter and Brian Dennehy. And who could ever forget Dennehy's great line when he says the mother of the dead soldier is "prostate with grief?" It's also the only movie I can remember that used Don McLean's "American Pie" over the closing credits.

Please, let's get this out on DVD.


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