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Happy New Year (1987)

Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick
... Charlie
... Man on Train
Gary Maas ... Fence
Jack Hrkach ... Bellboy
... Edward Saunders
Earleen Carey ... Winston Sales Girl
Debra Garrett ... Winston Sales Girl (as Debbie Garrett)
... Winston Sales Girl
Ted Bartsch ... Doorman
... Carolyn
... Nina
... Sunny Felix
Cloyce Morrow ... Dinner Guest
... Dinner Guest
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Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighbouring antique store and things get a little complicated. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Feliz Ano Novo  »

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Goofs

In the first 20 minutes of the film, while Peter Falk is talking to the antique shop girl in the doorway of her shop, his head is tilted to the left when the camera is facing him. With the camera behind him, his head is suddenly straight up or slightly tilted to his right. This happens twice as he is talking to her. It's minor, but very discernible. See more »

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Remake of Happy New Year (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Have Eyes for You
Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren
Produced by Bill Conti
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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8 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie probably passed by the box office like a cocaine bag in the bronx. But it wasn´t that bad. What´s more: it was amusing to watch how Peter Falk and his partner steal a jewerly dressed as an old man. The acting was nothing out of this world, and the plot was just about fine. But the music theme was really sticky, I can still hear that anoying but entertaining tone. If you see this on T.V. it´s ok, but I wouldn´t rent it at a price higher than 2 dollars.


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