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Pals (1987)

Two long time friends, Jack Stobbs (George C. Scott) and Art Riddle (Don Ameche), have a fun and laughable adventure trying to spend the rest of their days fishing.

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Lou Antonio

Writers:

Michael Norell, Andy Siegel (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Jack Stobbs
Don Ameche ... Art Riddle
Sylvia Sidney ... Fern Stobbs
Susan Rinell ... Certainty Dowd
James Greene ... Leek
Lenka Peterson ... Betty
Richard Hamilton ... Herman
Jean Hale ... Muffy
Kenneth French Kenneth French ... Mr. Green
Marc Gowan ... Judge
Georgia Allen Georgia Allen ... Mrs. Rambaugh
Bruce Taylor Bruce Taylor ... Lance
Randy Martin ... Tugar
Jane Berman Jane Berman ... Mary Dudley
Rick Maley Rick Maley ... Romney
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Two long time friends, Jack Stobbs (George C. Scott) and Art Riddle (Don Ameche), have a fun and laughable adventure trying to spend the rest of their days fishing.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colegas See more »

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Production Co:

Robert Halmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Mrs. Stobbs is deciding what to take and what she can leave. She picks up a photo and says: "I can't leave this. It's a picture of Captain Hank Stanley from 'Emergency!"'. The movie's writer, 'Norell, Michael', played Hank Stanley in Emergency! (1972). See more »

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Not The Most Memorable Comedy
27 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a harmless but, unfortunately, mostly humorless comedy about two older guys discovering 3.6 million dollars in drug money and then having it change their lifestyle.

Don Ameche and George C. Scott play the old guys. Along for the ride are Scott's mother, played by Sylvia Sidney....and, oh yes, a teenage girl with purple hair. Sidney plays a crude but-not-as-crude-as-Ruth Gordon-type, while Scott and Ameche are nice guys. Of course, the fact that they stole the money is okay, according to the scriptwriters. Never confuse film scripts with Scripture.

This could have been funny, especially with this cast, but it wasn't. By halfway through, I was wondering whether to just re-wind the tape and bring it back to the video store. I stayed with it, but was not rewarded for doing so.


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