Eight on the Lam (1967) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Bank teller and widower with seven kids, Bob Hope finds $10,000 in a parking lot. His luck quickly changes when it's discovered that his bank discovers a substantial money shortage in their books. Now Hope and his large family are forced to take it on the lam. His children's baby-sitter Phyllis Diller protects Hope from her dim-witted cop boyfriend Jonathan Winters while he hides out, hoping to get to the true cause of his dilemma. Past and future "Bond Girls" Shirley Eaton ("Goldfinger") and Jill St. John ("Diamonds Are Forever") play a schoolteacher and a gold-digger and Winters plays his own mother!

  • When bank teller and widower with seven kids Henry Dimsdale (Bob Hope) finds $10,000 in a parking lot, he's in a dilemma whether to turn it over or keep it for his financially strapped family. After a time, his bank discovers a substantial money shortage in their books and begins to suspect Henry. Tipped off, Henry takes his large brood on the lam to avoid arrest while his children's flamboyant baby-sitter, Golda (Phyllis Diller), shields them from her new but dim-witted boyfriend, Det. Jasper Lynch (Jonathan Winters). With a manhunt on for him, Henry hopes his name can be cleared soon.


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