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The Longshot (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 17 January 1986 (USA)
Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.

Director:

Paul Bartel

Writer:

Tim Conway
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Trumbull Brad Trumbull ... Track Cop
Tim Conway ... Dooley
Jack Weston ... Elton
Harvey Korman ... Lou
Ted Wass ... Stump
Pat Li Pat Li ... Ono
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Josh
Dave Johnson Dave Johnson ... Track Announcer
Dick Enberg ... Radio Announcer
Anne Meara ... Madge
Frank Bonner ... Realtor
Benny Baker ... Mr. Hooper
Yvonne Del Walker Yvonne Del Walker ... Mrs. Hooper
Ernie Anderson ... Old Man
Jinaki Jinaki ... Toby
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Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.

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You'll Laugh from Start to Finish!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Büyük Oyun See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,096,843
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Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Bartel: the blind man near the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Santiago: These fucking choos are killing my feet, man!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Devil Times Five (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Rappin' On Down The Track
(Theme from "The Longshot")
Lyrics by Tim Conway
Music by Charles Fox
Performed by Ice-T and Tim Conway
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Sporadically funny.
8 September 1999 | by formula44xxxSee all my reviews

Awesome comic cast is pretty much wasted in this only sometimes funny story of a bunch of losers trying to make it big on the horse racing circuit. Best is Jonathan Winters. If you're a fan of any of the cast members (Winters, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, etc.) you may like this, others beware!


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