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Die Laughing (1980)

A San Francisco cab driver finds himself in possession of a monkey that is carrying a formula for turning atomic waste into a plutonium bomb. He finds himself framed for a murder and chased all over town by people trying to get the formula.

Director:

Jeff Werner

Writers:

Scott Parker (screenplay), Scott Parker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robby Benson ... Pinsky
Linda Grovenor ... Amy
Charles Durning ... Arnold
Elsa Lanchester ... Sophie
Bud Cort ... Mueller
Rita Taggart ... Thelma
Marty Zagon Marty Zagon ... Friend
Larry Hankin ... Bock
Sam Krachmalnick Sam Krachmalnick ... Zhukov
Michael David Lee Michael David Lee ... Einstein
Peter Coyote ... Davis
Charles Fleischer ... Charlie
Charles Harwood Charles Harwood ... Marvin
Melanie Henderson ... Betty
Carel Struycken ... Gregor the Giant
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Storyline

A San Francisco cab driver finds himself in possession of a monkey that is carrying a formula for turning atomic waste into a plutonium bomb. He finds himself framed for a murder and chased all over town by people trying to get the formula.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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As a singer, he's a killer. As a lover, he's a killer. As a killer, he's a lovely singer.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apinajahti See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed concert scenes at the Club Fugazi in San Francisco. A general call for extras for the concert audience was placed in local media and several hundred people showed up. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Far Side of a Dream
Written by Robby Benson and Jerry Segal (I)'
Performed by Robby Benson
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Good movie, great music
22 August 1998 | by Nomad-7See all my reviews

This movie is lots of fun. The music makes it a great movie viewing experience.


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