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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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Taglines:

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:

High River, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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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Connections

References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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See You Later Alligator
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Written by Robert Charles Guidry
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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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