Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up... See full summary »
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
Dr. Frank Sangster is a straight-laced dentist who because of one innocent lie, finds his tidy, prosperous life transformed into a comic quagmire of illicit sex, illegal drugs and inexplicable murder in this brilliantly offbeat, bitingly comedic film! Written by
Steve Martin and Scott Caan did not get along during filming, due to Caan's reckless behavior toward a stunt person in a scene in which his character smashes a beer bottle over the head of a man in a bar. See more »
A real pharmacist would have phoned the doctor to verify the drug and amount before filling the prescription. See more »
[Discovering he's been framed for his brother's murder]
Suddenly, there I was... seeing it all for the first time. Oh, she'd set me up, all right. Not just for Duane's murder. She'd gotten me for Harlan's too. My teeth marks were all over the body.
[Trying to figure out what to do, he notices a bottle of Novocaine]
Then I saw the solution. It was right there in front of me. Frank Sangster had to die... and his whole, perfect world along with him.
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The caption 'The End' just before the end credits is displayed in French ('Fin') instead of English. See more »
Whatever Steve Martin is in is probably going to be good, and this one
was. It was a slow starter but it finally got off to a fast moving
film. Steve, the dentist, was taken in by a drug user and when he gave
her a prescription for 5 pills, he learned that she had added a "O" to
his figure and made it 50. Once he started lying, he had to keep on
lying to cover up the other lies. He was apparently an innocent victim
and didn't know it for a long time. There was one murder of the addicts
brother, and another murder of Steve's brother. He finally figured out
the one person who could get all the information together and and set
him up to be convicted. When he pulled his own teeth and replaced them
in another false set, we could really see the sense of it all. The end
was the greatest surprise of all.
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