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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

David Giler (screenplay), Jerry Belson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Dick Harper
Jane Fonda ... Jane Harper
Ed McMahon ... Charlie Blanchard
Dick Gautier ... Dr. Will
Allan Miller ... Loan Company Manager
Hank Garcia Hank Garcia ... Raoul Esteban
John Dehner ... Jane's Father
Walter Brooke ... Mr. Weeks
Sean Frye ... Billy
Mary Jackson ... Jane's Mother
James Jeter James Jeter ... Immigration Officer
Maxine Stuart ... Charles' Secretary
Fred Willard ... 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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See Dick and Jane lose everything. See Dick and Jane steal it back! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

No robarás a menos que sea necesario See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anne Ramsey: As an unemployed employment applicant. She's the woman with the head scarf who Dick inadvertently cuts in front of, and she taps him with her newspaper to let him know. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Raoul Esteban: [at the unemployment office] Look what your card says, Aerospace Executive.
Dick Harper: Yeah, but I'm not that anymore.
Raoul Esteban: In here, man, you are what you were.
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Crazy Credits

Opening and closing credits listed in the form of pages of a children's book. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two additional scenes were added to the broadcast television premiere on ABC. One that stands out is a scene with Jane (Fonda) getting a job behind a cosmetics counter and having to confront a very difficult obese older female customer. This was a very funny scene that seems to now be lost forever and Is NOT going to be included in the new DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Ahead of the Game (title song)
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Sung by The Movies
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Terrific comedy...
9 January 2006 | by secookSee all my reviews

I agree with the reviewer who said that George Segal and Jane Fonda are an unlikely couple to star in this movie. But, oh, does it work! This is one of my top ten all-time favorite movies. The humor is a bit more subtle than the Jim Carey remake and I happen to prefer that kind of humor.

The premise of the movie would be hard to beat at any rate. It really works as a comedy situation. Some of the scenes in this movie will absolutely make you roar with laughter.

If you want a good laugh on a Friday night...rent this one. :) Or better yet, buy yourself a copy so you can watch it again and again. It really is that funny.


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