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My Chauffeur (1986)

R | | Comedy | 24 January 1986 (USA)
A free-spirited young woman (Deborah Foreman) upsets the status quo at a stuffy Brentwood limousine service.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Casey Meadows
... Battle (as Sam Jones)
... O'Brien
... McBride
... Witherspoon
... Bone
... Abdul
... Giles
... Johnson
... Jenkins
... Downs
Jack Stryker ... Moses
Vance Colvig Jr. ... Doolittle (as Vance Colvig)
Ben Slack ... Dupont
Elaine Wilkes ... Colleen
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A free-spirited young woman (Deborah Foreman) upsets the status quo at a stuffy Brentwood limousine service.

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He broke the first commandment of the rich and famous. He fell in love with the help. See more »

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Mi chófer  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,613,652, 26 January 1986

Gross USA:

$4,781,448
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Penn Jillette and Teller filmed all of their scenes in one day over a sixteen-hour stretch from the early morning on September 13, 1985. See more »

Goofs

When Casey stops the car so Cat Fight can get the panties from the "blue woman with the blue dog" it's broad daylight, even when Cat Fight and his girls get back in the car. When they drive away, it's completely dark. See more »

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Catfight: Hey! Perky Tits! Take off you clothes and get into bed!
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Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
Written by Paul Westerberg (as Westerberg), Tommy Stinson (as Stinson), Bob Stinson (as Stinson) and Chris Mars (as Mars)
Performed by The Replacements
Published by Nah Music
Courtesy of Twin Tone Records
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Deborah Foreman makes it all worthwhile.
20 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

The lovely lady was one of the brightest stars of the 1980s, bringing an irresistible presence to such other favourites as "Valley Girl", "April Fool's Day", and "Waxwork". Here she shines as Casey Meadows, a kooky free spirit hired by a limousine company. Unfortunately, she's not welcomed with open arms as the place is staffed almost exclusively by miserable, stuffy chauvinists. They do everything that they can to discourage her, including giving her the problem clients, such as an outrageous rock star. However, Casey finds that her most problematic client will be Battle (Sam Jones of the 1980 "Flash Gordon" movie), whose identity is going to come as a surprise to her. "My Chauffeur" is certainly very likable stuff. It goes far on the charms of Foreman, and while it gets very silly at times, it's nice that writer / director David Beaird gives it such a screwy quality, while toning down the kind of raunchiness to be found in many other comedies of the period. (That said, it's still an utter riot to see a drunken Jones run around nearly naked!) Among the memorable sequences are the extended episode with Penn & Teller (making their feature film debut) as Teller plays a sheik and Penn a fast talking con man, and the episode where the nutty rock singer Catfight (Leland Crooke) robs a "blue lady" (Diana Bellamy) of her panties as part of an ongoing game with his background singers. And Casey and Battle bicker a lot on their way to falling in love. The movie is very much of its time, with a catchy pop soundtrack as accompaniment. The supporting cast is very solid, with Howard Hesseman, Julius Harris, Laurie Main, and John O'Leary as some of the sour old chauvinist pigs; veterans Sean McClory, as O'Brien, and E.G. Marshall, as Witherspoon, are particularly endearing and effective. The pacing drags in places, but overall this is a very hard movie not to like, creating some good vibes for a pleasant enough 98 minutes. Seven out of 10.


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