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Lost in America (1985)

R | | Comedy | 8 February 1985 (USA)
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A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

Director:

Albert Brooks

Writers:

Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson (as Monica Johnson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Brooks ... David Howard
Julie Hagerty ... Linda Howard
Sylvia Farrel Sylvia Farrel ... Receptionist
Tina Kincaid Tina Kincaid ... Model
Candy Ann Brown ... David's Secretary
Maggie Roswell ... Patty
Hans Wagner Hans Wagner ... Hans (voice)
Brandy Rubin Brandy Rubin ... Paul Dunn's Secretary
Michael Greene Michael Greene ... Paul Dunn
Tom Tarpey ... Brad Tooley
Robert Hughes Robert Hughes ... Security Guard
Raynold Gideon ... Ray
John Di Fusco John Di Fusco ... Motorcyclist
Michael Cornelison ... Front Desk Clerk
Radu Gavor Radu Gavor ... Bellman
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Storyline

David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives travelling around America...in a Winnebago! (This is a kind of large, luxurious mobile home which suits a 1980's yuppie more than the counterculture dropout approach of Easy Rider.) His idealized, unrealistic plans soon begin to go spectacularly wrong. Written by Reid Gagle

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Actor-writer-director Albert Brooks has said in a 2012 interview for "The Essentials" that he started working on this film about two years after his previous picture Modern Romance (1981) whom he also co-wrote with this film's co-writer Monica Mcgowan Johnson. See more »

Goofs

When the characters are supposedly arriving in New York, it can be clearly seen from the position of the Empire State Building that they are travelling the wrong way. See more »

Quotes

Desert Inn Casino Manager: You're a nice guy, you make me laugh. But our policy is: we can't give your money back.
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Connections

References It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire (uncredited)
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

Ok, this movie rocks!
12 April 2000 | by johnymuttonSee all my reviews

After reading the reviews I couldn't believe that there are people that found this movie boring. To me it has some of the best dialog in any movie.

Favorite scene? hard to pick, but probably when Albert Brooks comes down to the casino in his bathrobe looking for Julie Haggerty and finds her chanting..."22,22,22,22." When asked how down she is she says "Down." When asking the casino operator how down she is he says "Down."

Another player says "She really likes 22"

I have seen this movie over and over again and it just keeps getting funnier each time I see it. I am a big Albert Brooks fan, Defending your life is very good and Real Life is also a favorite.

If you like dry humor and great dialog see this one for sure!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost in America See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$154,877, 17 March 1985

Gross USA:

$10,179,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,179,000
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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