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Coupe de Ville (1990)

Three bickering brothers who don't get along reluctantly go on a cross country road trip together to deliver a car in time for their mother's birthday.

Director:

Joe Roth

Writer:

Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Robert 'Bobby' Libner
Arye Gross ... Buddy Libner
Daniel Stern ... Marvin Libner
Annabeth Gish ... Tammy
Rita Taggart ... Betty Libner
Joseph Bologna ... Uncle Phil
Alan Arkin ... Fred Libner
James Gammon ... Dr. Sturgeon the Cadillac Surgeon
Ray Lykins ... Rick
Chris Lombardi Chris Lombardi ... Raymond
Josh Segal Josh Segal ... Billy Sturgeon
John Considine ... Professor Kloppner, Eastbrook Academy
Steve Boles ... Policeman #1
Don Tilley Don Tilley ... Policeman #2
Terry Loughlin ... Garage Worker
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Storyline

Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They have met to drive home a car their father bought for their mother's 50th birthday. During the long ride home they get to know each other once again. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A comedy for everyone who ever struggled to love a brother...or strangle one.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Coral, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$715,983
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was shooting in Cape Coral, Florida, Hollywood set decorator Richard A. Villalobos contacted the CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to acquire props for the film. He purchased $4,000 of set decorations from the local Cape Coral Goodwill store. See more »

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Buddy Libner: We had sex!
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Featured in Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) See more »

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Rubber Biscuit
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Excellent
12 September 1999 | by Andy B-8See all my reviews

This is one of those films that slipped by virtually unnoticed. It's a shame because this film is one of best comedies I have seen.

Stern, Dempsey and Gross are excellent as the squabbling brothers who drive a Cadillac Coupe de Ville from Motor City to Miami for their mother's birthday.

They get into lots of scrapes along the way, most on the actual car. Their fight about the Louie Louie song is a classic.

Funny and poignant. 10/10.


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