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Dirty Laundry (1987)

A young man and his girlfriend unwittingly come into possession of a bag containing one million dollars belonging to a drug-smuggling ring. The mobsters try to catch the couple and retrieve their money.

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Jay
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Maurice
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A young man and his girlfriend unwittingly come into possession of a bag containing one million dollars belonging to a drug-smuggling ring. The mobsters try to catch the couple and retrieve their money.

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It'll take more than soap and water to clean up this mess!

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22 January 1988 (Portugal)  »

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Brudna bielizna  »

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The Drummer in the band featured in the movie is Matt sorum the drummer of The Cult, Guns and Roses and Velvet Revolver. The bass player Terry Nails, was a founding member of the band Tommy Tutone, played bass with Steve Jones and played bass for Ozzy Osbourne on the No More Tears album. The singer and the guitarist, Johnny Frank and Danny Stag are from the band Kingdom Come. See more »

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Trish: Trouble seems to be following you around. You must have been born under an unlucky star.
Jay: No, but I was conceived in a drive-in during a Bruce Lee film. Does that count?
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No, Don Henley's song is not used in the film.
15 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

That would have at least given it some merit. Concert sound man Jay (Leigh McCloskey, fresh off the classic HAMBURGER: THE MOTION PICTURE) finds himself in a pickle after he accidentally picks up a sack of cash during a coke deal (involving two grandmas) at a laundromat. This puts him in the cross-hairs of mobster "Macho" Marty (Frankie Valli), his goon Vito (Nicholas Worth), and music manager Maurice (Sonny Bono). Teaming with music reporter Trish (Jeanne O'Brien) and neighbor kid inventor Oscar (Robbie Rist), Jay runs all over L.A. trying to escape the villains.

The only thing worse than this flick is knowing that some loser in his thirties - yours truly - was compelled to watch it based off that cover art. Because we all know this POLICE ACADEMY style drawing means hilarity. Director William Webb has no idea what comedy is with the film falling flat at every turn. To give you an example, Webb's idea of humor is to have two male cops with the last names Betty and Veronica. Or Crockett & Tubbs look-a-likes slipping on a wet floor with a cheap-o Miami Vice riff on the soundtrack. Or the top F.B.I. guy being named Zimbalist and everyone making cracks about it. It is so odd a cast of "legit" folks like Valli and Bono got signed onto this. To be fair, Bono's character completely disappears halfway through and never shows up again. Maybe he was embarrassed and didn't show up for work? Even odder are the brief appearances by two Olympians, Carl Lewis and Greg Louganis. Lewis is one of the Miami VICE cops and Louganis is cast as Jay's womanizing surfer roommate (yeah right!).


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