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Finders Keepers (1984)

R | | Comedy | 18 May 1984 (USA)
On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Lester

Writers:

Charles Dennis (novel), Charles Dennis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Keefe ... Michael Rangeloff
Beverly D'Angelo ... Standish Logan
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Century
Pamela Stephenson ... Georgiana Latimer
Ed Lauter ... Josef Sirola
David Wayne ... Stapleton
Brian Dennehy ... Frizzoli
Jack Riley ... Ormond
John Schuck ... Police Chief Norris
Timothy Blake Timothy Blake ... Estelle Norris
Jim Carrey ... Lane Bidlekoff
Robert Clothier ... Art Bumbalee
Jayne Eastwood ... Anna-Marie Biddlecoff
Alf Humphreys ... Mulholland
Barbara Kermode Barbara Kermode ... Isadore Frizzoli
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Storyline

On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy. The train ride turns into far more than Michael bargains for. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Taglines:

The maddest, funniest money chase ever! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Achado Não É Roubado See more »

Filming Locations:

Vulcan, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$865,207, 20 May 1984

Gross USA:

$1,467,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,467,396
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Theatrical Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Star Billing: Michael O'Keefe (first), Beverly D'Angelo (second), David Wayne (third), Ed Lauter (fourth), Brian Dennehy (fifth), Pamela Stephenson (sixth), and Louis Gossett, Jr. (seventh). See more »

Quotes

Michael Rangeloff: That's an expensive watch!
Pawnbroker: So take off the clothes and put on the watch. See how many restaurants you get into.
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Connections

References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Peggy Sue
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
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User Reviews

Laughed so hard I almost hurt myself
19 January 2004 | by SteveFranklinSee all my reviews

I first saw this at a Drive-In. It made me laugh so hard that I fell to the floor. As a 6'3" driver, slipping beneath the steering wheel, this was no minor accomplishmen (nor was disentangling myself and escaping so i could sit up again). I felt the movie delivered one pleasant surprise after another, presenting unpredictable and hilarious situations. The pace seemed to start deliberately slow so that it could steadily build. What some considered uneven pacing stuck me as a gift that allowed me to occasionally catch my breath. Now, if it would only be released on DVD!


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