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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 ... Mayor Frizzoli (credit only)
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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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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Taglines:

A coast to coast joy ride See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael O'Keefe played a character, Michael Rangeloff, who had the same first name as his own. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Frizzoli: [Frizzoli shows up at his sister's farmhouse frantically looking for her] Anna-Marie! Anna-Marie! Anna-Marie!
Anna-Marie Biddlecoff: [gathering eggs from a chicken coop] What?
Mayor Frizzoli: Where the hell are you?
Anna-Marie Biddlecoff: What is it now, Mario?
Mayor Frizzoli: You left the front door open, again. Where the hell is he?
Anna-Marie Biddlecoff: He's out back.
Mayor Frizzoli: I told you to keep him in the HOUSE!
Anna-Marie Biddlecoff: Well, he's helping me. I got to do all the work myself, you know, since you made me fire everybody.
Mayor Frizzoli: I had to fire everybody so they wouldn't know he was here!
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References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

American Pie
(uncredited)
Written by Don McLean
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Probably the funniest movie you haven't seen
23 February 2004 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

Despite a fairly well-known cast, this one never made too many waves. I recommend you give it a try, however, in the interest of having a very good time. Even more mistaken identities, boomeranging cons, and wild coincidences that you ever thought you'd see punctuate this slambang farce, but the tone is so wifty and lighthearted you never lose faith. Great lead performances by O'Keefe, Gossett, and D'Angelo are teamed with great supporting performances by Dennehy, Lauter, and an early one by Jim Carrey. The funniest one of all, however, is David Wayne as the oldest conductor in America. Do yourself a favor and see this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Next-To-Last Train Ride 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

Gross USA:

$1,467,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,467,396
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Theatrical Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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