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Strike It Rich (1990)

PG | | Comedy | 26 January 1990 (USA)
A London accountant on his honeymoon gets swept away by gambling fever.

Director:

James Scott

Writers:

Graham Greene (novel), James Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lindsay ... Bertram
Molly Ringwald ... Cary
Marianne Price Marianne Price ... Bus Conductress
Jeffrey Robert Jeffrey Robert ... Bus Conductor
Willy Ross Willy Ross ... Man in Cinema
Harriet Reynolds Harriet Reynolds ... Telephonist
Tim Seely Tim Seely ... Arnold
Godfrey Talbot Godfrey Talbot ... Naismith
Marius Goring ... Blixon
John Gielgud ... Herbert Dreuther
Richenda Carey ... Miss Bullen
Lawrence Davidson Lawrence Davidson ... Hotel Receptionist
Patrick Albenque Patrick Albenque ... Assistant Hotel Manager
Olivier De Neufville Olivier De Neufville ... Casino Doorman
Max Wall ... Bowles
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Storyline

A bland young accountant for a huge company decides to splurge on a honeymoon trip to Monte Carlo with his new bride, despite the fact such a trip is far beyond their means. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loser Takes All See more »

Filming Locations:

Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$331,875, 28 January 1990

Gross USA:

$541,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$541,626
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last theatrical movie of Marius Goring (Blixon). See more »

Connections

Version of Loser Takes All (1956) See more »

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Serenata
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Anderson
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
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slight story ....Molly looks great!
3 June 2003 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Molly Ringwald stars as Carrie, a transplanted American living in London. One day at the bus stop, an accountant for a large company goes absolutely gaga for her. He pursues, he wins her heart. By happenstance, the owner of the company where the accountant works offers the couple a wedding and honeymoon in the south of France. All goes very well until the husband gets attached to the casinos and leaves Carrie to fend for herself. Will the honeymoon end up destroying the marriage? The execution of this slight story is just adequate, resulting in a movie that is pleasant but hardly noteworthy. Molly Ringwald, however, has never appeared more beautiful or charming and her costumes are first-rate. Robert Lindsay gives an engaging performance as the accountant. On a night when the television schedule is disappointing, this film can provide an evening's diversion.


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