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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!

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Comedy

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Trivia

Opening title for the film is a Rap between the film's star Tim Conway and a then-young rapper Ice-T. See more »

Quotes

Lou: Hey Santiago, nice pants!
Santiago: They're covering my nuts, aren't they?
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Soundtracks

The Longshot
Written by Gloria Sklerov and Lenny Macaluso
Performed by Irene Cara
Produced by George Johnson and Irene Cara
Background Singers: Charlotte Crossley, Daryl Carpenter, David Lasley
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hilarious hack comedy
22 January 2012 | by zimbo_the_donkey_boySee all my reviews

Tim Conway (writer) really knew how to put together a fine comedic project. These characters' logic reminded me of that of my gambling friends but the main point is that I was laughing throughout this thing (while watching it on TV, with lots of naughty words cut out). Yeah, Conway, Jack Weston, & Harvey Keitel really knew their stuff. They made each line work. As much as I enjoy Anne Meara, I also appreciate Stella Stevens bringing a different element to this flick. Sure, this was rather formulaic -- I wish there were MORE 26-year-old formula comedies for me to watch over lunch to get me started on my weekend. What did a running toilet have to do with gambling? So what? Conway made it so that I'll never look at a toilet the same again.


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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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Gross USA:

$1,096,843
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Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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