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Eight on the Lam (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 26 April 1967 (USA)
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... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Bob Fisher (story), Albert E. Lewin | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Henry Dimsdale
Phyllis Diller ... Golda
Jonathan Winters ... Police Sgt. Jasper Lynch / Mother Lynch
Shirley Eaton ... Ellie Barton
Jill St. John ... Monica
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ... Linda (as Stacey Maxwell)
Kevin Brodie ... Steve
Robert Hope Robert Hope ... Mike
Glenn Gilger Glenn Gilger ... Andy
Avis Hope Avis Hope ... Dana
Debi Storm Debi Storm ... Lois
Michael Freeman Michael Freeman ... Mark
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Mr. Pomeroy
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Marty
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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! Written by alfiehitchie

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The most WANTED picture of the year!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acht gehen türmen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hope Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Richard Reeves. See more »

Goofs

After Golda comes in on the fire truck, Dimsdale's oldest daughter walked out of the kitchen wearing black shoes. When she walks back in the kitchen they are white. See more »

Quotes

Henry Dimsdale: Hey, if money can't buy happiness, then this is a pretty crazy brand of misery.
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Referenced in Reflections of Evil (2002) See more »

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2nd Hope/Diller comedy better than their 1st, but that's faint praise
31 March 2004 | by s007davisSee all my reviews

Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and director George Marshall("Monsieur Beaucaire", "Fancy Pants") reunited for their second film as a team after the abysmal "Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number!" "Eight on the Lam" is definitely an improvement over their first film together but that's not saying much. "Lam"'s harmless enough and watchable in a "Brady Bunch"/"Yours, Mine and Ours" kind of way if you catch it on a late night TV movie run. But it's never really "good" in the way Hope's best comedies were and still are. I recommend watching a true Hope classic like 1943's "They Got Me Covered" or 1951's "My Favorite Spy" instead.

Best part of "Eight on the Lam": the novelty value of seeing 2 classic era James Bond girls, Jill St. John alias Tiffany Case from 1971's "Diamonds Are Forever" and Shirley Eaton a.k.a. Jill Masterson the "Golden Girl" from 1964's "Goldfinger", in the same film and even briefly in the same scene! Hope obviously exercised his producer power by casting Miss Eaton as his devoted love interest and she is given a decent amount of on-screen time.

Bottom line: ** out of ****, mainly for Shirley and Jill.


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