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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 1977 (UK)
When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

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Charlie Blanchard
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Dr. Will
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Loan Company Manager
Hank Garcia ...
Raoul Esteban
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Jane's Father
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Mr. Weeks
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Billy
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Jane's Mother
James Jeter ...
Immigration Officer
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Charles' Secretary
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Bob
Selma Archerd ...
Beverly Hills Matron
John Brandon ...
Pete Winston
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Storyline

Manager Dick Harper and his attractive young wife Jane are used to a comfortable lifestyle. They just build a swimming-pool when Dick is fired very unexpectedly - leaving him with $70,000 debt on the house. They try to hide this from the neighbors and just cut down their expenses, but soon it's obvious: living from unemployment bonus drives them crazy, it's uncertain if they can keep the house. Dick doesn't see another way out than robbing drug stores - but this takes more skill than expected! Only as a team Dick and Jane can succeed. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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This is my daddy. He got fired. This is my mommy. She can't balance the budget. This is our house. We can't afford it. This is our car. They stole it. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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1977 (UK)  »

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No robarás a menos que sea necesario  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The picture was almost completely shot on location. Only five days were shot on the studio sound stage out of the film's three months of principal photography. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Blanchard: You can tell me anything.
Dick Harper: We just robbed your safe.
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Crazy Credits

End of film, ticker-tape message: BULLETIN, FEBRUARY 11, 1977 . . . THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TAFT AEROSPACE ANNOUNCED TODAY THE APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD HARPER AS PRESIDENT, REPLACING CHARLES BLANCHARD WHO RESIGNED . . . THE BOARD PRAISED HARPER, 42, FOR DISPLAYING "THE IMAGINATION AND INGENUITY THAT HAS MADE AMERICAN INDUSTRY WHAT IT IS TODAY." See more »

Connections

Referenced in House Calls: Fun with Doc & Jane (1982) See more »

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Ahead of the Game (Title Song)
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George and Jane are an unlikely pair
9 September 2000 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

George Segal and Jane Fonda are not he kind of actors you would expect to find in this movie with low brow humour that is a delightfully guilty addiction. Dirty jokes, a rancid social commentary and the glib life of bad mid to late 1970's economics drive 'Fun With Dick and Jane' to a level of crime that makes you root for them. Three scenes stand out. Watch for them! One has Segal practicing his stick up routine in the mirror dressed totally in black with a nylon wrapped over his head. Another one has Fonda visiting her conservative parents to ask for financial help and her father turning her down with an evangelical sermon and Dick and Jane's first stick up at a cheap motel. This movie has some slapstick that is hard to resist.


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