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A Fine Mess (1986)

An actor and a chef fathom a plot to fix a horse race and attempt at capitalizing it, while striving to tackle two of the hitmen responsible for the scheme.

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Blake Edwards

Writer:

Blake Edwards
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Spence Holden
Howie Mandel ... Dennis Powell
Richard Mulligan ... Wayne 'Turnip' Parragella
Stuart Margolin ... Maurice 'Binky' Drundza
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Claudia Pazzo
Jennifer Edwards Jennifer Edwards ... Ellen Frankenthaler
Paul Sorvino ... Tony Pazzo
Rick Ducommun ... Wardell
Keye Luke ... Ishimine
Ed Herlihy Ed Herlihy ... TV Reporter
Walter Charles Walter Charles ... Auctioneer
Tawny Moyer ... Leading Lady
Emma Walton Hamilton ... First Extra
Carrie Leigh Carrie Leigh ... Second Extra
Sharan Lea ... Young Girl
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Storyline

Two friends, an actor and a chef, discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But they must also deal with the two men who fixed the race, who are trying to silence them. Then there's the mob boss the two guys work for, who planned the fix, and whose wife is having an affair with the actor. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' A Fine Mess See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,029,824
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of two cinema movies written and directed by Blake Edwards and first released in the year of 1986. The pictures were That's Life! (1986) and A Fine Mess (1986). See more »

Goofs

As Spence escapes Binkey at the racetrack, he just jumps in the car, puts it in gear and drives off without ever starting the car up. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Frankenthaler: Do I smell like onions?
Dennis Powell: No. Do I?
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References Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) See more »

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Slow Down
Written by Larry E Wiliams
Produced by Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff for Ripe Productions
Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters
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A near miss
2 February 2019 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

Blake Edwards was one of a kind. He was a very funny comic writer/director with a "just miss" Hall of Fame resume. That said, his 80s movies were hit and miss. They all have a certain watchability to them but they're mostly not so hot. "A Fine Mess" has more than one laugh-out-loud moment but it's just not as funny as it should have been.


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