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Peter Falk teams up with the inimitable Charles Durning to pull off a gem of a jewel heist in John Avildsen s hilarious remake of the 1974 French caper film La Bonne Année. Slightly sleazy jewel thieves Nick (Falk) and Charlie (Durning) are going for... read more
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Peter Falk teams up with the inimitable Charles Durning to pull off a gem of a jewel heist in John Avildsen s hilarious remake of the 1974 French caper film La Bonne Année. Slightly sleazy jewel thieves Nick (Falk) and Charlie (Durning) are going for the big score when they head to West Palm Beach to hit the exclusive Harry Winston's jewelry store. With Charlie playing the chauffeur in a hot Rolls-Royce and Nick masquerading alternately as a rich octogenarian and his sister, they set out to win the confidence of the greedy store manager (Tom Courtenay). It seems like the perfect setup until Nick meets the beautiful Carolyn (Wendy Hughes), who owns the antique shop next door. This outlandish outing features madcap comic timing and amazing special effects makeup that garnered an Academy Award® nomination.

Original Release

08/07/1987

US Release

08/07/1987

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Cast

Directors

John G. Avildsen

Writers

Claude Lelouch, Warren Lane

Cast

Peter Falk Nick
Charles Durning Charlie
Tom Courtenay Edward Saunders
Tracy Brooks Swope Nina
Ruben Rabasa Maitre D'
Wendy Hughes Carolyn
Claude Lelouch Man on Train
Anthony Heald Dinner Guest
Gary Maas Fence
Jack Hrkach Bellboy
Earleen Carey Winston Sales Girl
Debra Garrett Winston Sales Girl
Karina Etcheverry Winston Sales Girl
Ted Bartsch Doorman
Joan Copeland Sunny Felix
Cloyce Morrow Dinner Guest
Peter Sellars Dinner Guest
Daniel Gerroll Curator
Bruce Malmuth Police Lieutenant
Gary Richardson Sargeant

Producers

Al Ruban Executive Producer
Jerry Weintraub Producer
William J. Cassidy Producer

Editors

Jane Kurson

1988 Oscar Best Makeup Nominated
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