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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

R | | Comedy | 30 January 1987 (USA)
Two women unknowingly share the same man, but when he disappears, both go out looking for him and enter his surprisingly dangerous life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lauren
... Sandy
... Michael
... Stanislav Korzenowski
... Atkins
... Frank
... Weldon
... Cab Driver
... Ticket Agent
... Tobacco Clerk
... Police Lieutenant (as John Di Santi)
... Madam
... Panansky
... George (as Chris McDonald)
J.W. Smith ... Dealer #1
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Storyline

Lauren and Sandy are total opposites who end up in the same acting class and who don't know they are sharing a lover. When he disappears under mysterious circumstances they refuse to believe that he is dead and are the only ones who are searching for him across several states. Ending up in the western US., they discover he had other interests as they find their lives in danger. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The CIA is trailing them. The KGB is tracking them. The phone company is tracing them. The police are chasing them. The cowboys are herding them. And the Indians are hunting them. Are they going to fall for all of that?

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Release Date:

30 January 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos rivales tras un canalla  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$52,864,741

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,864,741
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Trivia

First of two consecutive movies with a connection to William Shakespeare for actress-comedian Bette Midler. The title of Outrageous Fortune (1987) was derived from a passage in "Hamlet" whilst Midler's next picture, Big Business (1988), had a plot loosely derived from "The Comedy of Errors". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Lauren and Sandy are on the conveyor belt in the bowels of the Albuquerque airport, Lauren throws a suitcase at the CIA agent right before he hits his head on the light fixture. As she picks up the bag, it's a duffel bag. Quickly it changes to a suitcase. By the time it hits his head, it's morphed into yet a third piece of luggage. See more »

Quotes

Lauren: No! Stop!
[runs across the room to snatch the phone receiver out of Sandy's hand]
Lauren: Please do not screech at anyone else. I am trying to prepare for an audition here thank you!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll over the freezeframe of the curtain call, Long and Midler can be heard bickering about Long's performance in the play. See more »


Soundtracks

The Last Time
Performed by Eurythmics (as The Eurythmics)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart
Courtesy of RCA Records
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The best comedy I've ever seen:
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I loved this movie. Bette Midler and Shelly Long were the best female team-up's since Laverne & Shirley. I have seen this movie over and over again and I laugh like a fool every single time.


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