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Strike It Rich (1990)

PG | | Comedy | 26 January 1990 (USA)
A London accountant on his honeymoon gets swept away by gambling fever.

Director:

James Scott

Writers:

Graham Greene (novel), James Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lindsay ... Bertram
Molly Ringwald ... Cary
Marianne Price Marianne Price ... Bus Conductress
Jeffrey Robert Jeffrey Robert ... Bus Conductor
Willy Ross Willy Ross ... Man in Cinema
Harriet Reynolds Harriet Reynolds ... Telephonist
Tim Seely Tim Seely ... Arnold
Godfrey Talbot Godfrey Talbot ... Naismith
Marius Goring ... Blixon
John Gielgud ... Herbert Dreuther
Richenda Carey ... Miss Bullen
Lawrence Davidson Lawrence Davidson ... Hotel Receptionist
Patrick Albenque Patrick Albenque ... Assistant Hotel Manager
Olivier De Neufville Olivier De Neufville ... Casino Doorman
Max Wall ... Bowles
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A bland young accountant for a huge company decides to splurge on a honeymoon trip to Monte Carlo with his new bride, despite the fact such a trip is far beyond their means. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loser Takes All See more »

Filming Locations:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Gross USA:

$541,626
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The last theatrical movie of Marius Goring (Blixon). See more »

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Molly Ringwald is unconvincing as a kooky youth in the 1950s...
10 September 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Molly Ringwald is such a modern, grounded presence on the screen that she's an awfully odd fit for a romantic comedy set in the '50s. Paired up curiously with a much-older man (the somewhat square Robert Lindsay), Molly finds herself in Monte Carlo without her rich benefactor (an amiable John Gielgud), and soon the couple is without funds. The picture begins well, and utilizes its cramped budget to good effect, but it's my guess that the later scenes were filmed first because by the last reel, Ringwald and Lindsay suddenly seem very uncomfortable together. This is a slight romantic comedy which may play better on TV than it did in the theater; the production looks great and there are some laughs early on. How does the grown-up Molly Ringwald fare? She still has that special spark, but without many witty lines--à la the pen of John Hughes--she's just a bit unsure of herself, though still pretty (in black, this time). ** from ****


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