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Bunny O'Hare (1971)

GP | | Comedy | 18 October 1971 (USA)
Bunny is a penniless widow who blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade. Soon the pair starts a successful crime spree, and the cops aren't turning a blind eye.

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Gerd Oswald

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Stanley Z. Cherry (screenplay), Coslough Johnson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Davis ... Bunny O'Hare
Ernest Borgnine ... Bill Green (Gruenwald)
Jack Cassidy ... Lieutenant Horace Greeley
Joan Delaney ... R.J. Hart
Jay Robinson ... John C. Rupert
John Astin ... Ad O'Hare
Reva Rose Reva Rose ... Lulu
Robert Foulk ... Commissioner Dingle
Brayden Linden Brayden Linden ... Frank
Karen Mae Johnson Karen Mae Johnson ... Lola (as Karen Rae Johnson)
Francis R. Cody Francis R. Cody ... Rhett (as Francis Cody)
Darra Lyn Tobin Darra Lyn Tobin ... Elvira (as Darra Lynn Tobin)
Hank Whickham Hank Whickham ... Speed
J. Rob Jordan J. Rob Jordan ... Policeman Nerdman
Herb Marlis Herb Marlis ... Lloyd
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Aged Bunny O'Hare has just lost everything, the Bank of New Mexico which has foreclosed on her mortgage and demolished her house. What possessions of hers that were not repossessed by creditors were destroyed in the demolition. Bunny feels she cannot ask her adult children, Ad and Lulu, for help, as they depend on her. In reality, Ad and Lulu are ungrateful and selfish, wallowing in financial holes of their own making. The one person who seems to provide her some help in at least offering to drop her off wherever she may need or want to go is the man who gutted the house of the plumbing fixtures to sell in Mexico, while she doesn't know that he's really just trying to lose her anywhere. Things change when she discovers that he is William Gruenwald, an escaped convict who was behind bars for bank robbery. She offers him a blackmail deal which he has no choice but to accept: she won't turn him into the police in return for he teaching her how to rob banks. She figures that the Bank of ... Written by Huggo

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ENJOY those 'GOLDEN YEARS' with the most profitable pension plan any sweet little mother ever devised See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunny und Bill See more »

Filming Locations:

Belen, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Star Bette Davis brought suit claiming the production company censored her dialogue and destroyed the film. The lawsuit was later dropped. See more »

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Jack Cassidy, as Lt Horace Greeley, is being honored at a meeting. The sign for it says Honoring...Horace Greely (sic). Later on he is sitting at his desk with the nameplate of Horace Greeley on it. See more »

Quotes

Bunny O'Hare: [to Bill] I didn't rob the bank for myself. I did it for my kids.
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Connections

Referenced in Prime Cut (1972) See more »

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Leave It All Behind
Written by Billy Strange & Keith Roberts
Performed by Full Circle
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Bunny O'Hare (1971) *
9 May 2008 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

I recently had the immense pleasure of meeting Ernest Borgnine at New Jersey's Chiller Con, and he looked and sounded great at 91 years young. This inspired my friend and I to watch some Borgnine films, and he suggested this rather obscure yet terrible piece of garbage (though he meant well, and I certainly didn't mind giving it a shot). It's an unfunny "comedy" where Bette Davis shacks up in a trailer with former crook Borgnine and they decide to dress up as hippies in order to rob banks. And I don't mean just once, but several times, in the same idiotic costumes. And these banks never seem to grow wise. It's boring and uneven, and the ever-vain Jack Cassidy is a pain as a stuffy lieutenant trying to crack the case. I don't claim to have seen all of Bette Davis' greatest films at this point, but I've seen enough of her finest work to be comfortable in declaring that BUNNY O'HARE has got to be in the running as her worst film. * out of ****


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