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Lost & Found (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 April 1999 (USA)
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In order to impress his beautiful French neighbor, Dylan Ramsey dognaps her pet pooch so he can return him and become a hero. Unfortunately, things do not work out as planned.


Jeff Pollack
1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
David Spade ... Dylan Ramsey
Ever Carradine ... Ginger
Stephanie Chang Stephanie Chang ... Restaurant Patron #2
Neal MacMillan Neal MacMillan ... Restaurant Patron #1
James Vincent James Vincent ... Turtle (as Turtle)
Mitchell Whitfield ... Mark Gildewell
Lloyd Garroway Lloyd Garroway ... Waiter
Artie Lange ... Wally
Coby Coby ... Jack
Sophie Marceau ... Lila Dubois
Carole Cook ... Sylvia
Estelle Harris ... Mrs. Stubblefield
Marla Gibbs ... Enid
Rose Marie ... Clara
Natalie Barish Natalie Barish ... Mrs. Elderly Couple


A comedy about finding your true love at any price. Dylan Ramsey resorts to snatching his beautiful neighbor's dog so he can spend time with her while they go on a phantom dog hunt. Succeeding in his plan, Dylan goes to return the pooch, only to discover that it has hidden Dylan's best friend's diamond ring. Written by WARNER BROS.

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A comedy about a guy who would do anything to get the girl of his dreams - and did! See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Jeff Pollack's last film as a film director. See more »


When Dylan and Lila break into the club ("a little B & E"), the door is clearly marked PULL, but they push the door to gain entrance. See more »


Dylan: I'll need it by tomorrow.
Jeweller: That will cost extra.
Dylan: And isn't it great how that works out for you. 'Cause it really could have gone either way.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, cast members dance around and lip synch to "Groove is in the Heart", by Dee-Lite. See more »


References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »


December 1963, Oh What a Night
Written by Judy Parker and Bob Gaudio (as Robert Gaudio)
Performed by The Steve Griffen Band
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Slightly "Lost"
18 April 1999 | by EdRooneySee all my reviews

This is David Spade's big jump to leading roles after his newfound success on the TV show `Just Shoot Me'. That show alone has given Spade a new throng of fans. Fans that have come to adore a lovable, but defanged Spade. For those of us who are addicted to `Saturday Night Live', you may come away from `Lost' a little lost yourself. While this film is tailored made for the predictable snarkiness and cynicism that is Spade's humor, I was shocked to be sitting through probably the most vanilla film in the last 10 years.

There isn't much of a pulse to `Lost', in fact, without Spade, there isn't much going on at all in this comedy. David Spade, who co-wrote this, does a fine acting job. I would consider him one of the five comedians who can make me laugh when they say just about anything. He mixes his usual one-liners with minor attempts at range and depth. Amazingly, he does make an effective romantic leading man. Sophie Marceau, who plays the love interest, uses her Sheena like mane of hair and a tiny bit of California sun to make the sexiest impression from an actress since Catherine Zeta-Jones blazed across the screen in `Mask Of Zorro'. She brings her bag of cutes with her as well. I found it really funny to watch this French actress try to get her lips around some of Spade's jokes. I'm betting Marceau doesn't have a clue what she's saying. She does make a pleasant couple with Spade, it's just too bad the film adheres so much to the weak plot. I could have watched a film of just both actors playing off each other. With a running time about 20 minutes too long, you would think they're would be more scenes of that. No luck. Director Jeff Pollack doesn't bring much to the table here. With boring locations, uninteresting camerawork, and a poorly selected supporting cast (with Artie Lang blatantly in the Chris Farley role), he cannot bring much life to `Lost And Found'. Add to that the aforementioned plot that stops the film dead when the movie remembers to stick to it. I love Spade to death, and this film is charming and very funny at times. But next opportunity, he should make a hard R rated comedy that takes no prisoners. The Spade in `Lost' just isn't the Spade that makes me pee my pants with delight.----------- 7

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23 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,024,709, 25 April 1999

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