Outrageous Fortune (1987)

Outrageous Fortune



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Movie Info

Two disparate aspiring actresses (wiseacre, earthy Bette Midler and stuffy, affected Shelley Long) attending the same acting class, hate each other even more when they discover that they are in love with the same guy. When they discover that he is an enemy spy and has been using them, they team up and set off on a riotous cross-country journey for revenge. This was the Walt Disney company's first comedy aimed at adult audiences.

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Leslie Dixon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2001


as Sandy Brozinski

as Lauren Ames

as Michael Sanchez

as Stanislav Korzenowsk...

as Atkins

as Weldon

as Cab Driver

as Ticket Agent

as Tobacco Clerk

as Airport Woman

as Ballet Double for La...

as Police Lieutenant

as Police Lieutenant

as Panansky

as Russell

as Actress

as Receptionist

as Coroner

as Helicopter Pilot

as Airport Attendant

as Airport Woman

as Security Officer Bro...

as Newswoman

as Airport Husband

as Fencing Teacher

as Meter Maid

as Bartender

as Fencer No. 2

as Policeman

as Dispatcher

as Airport Security Gua...

as Oil Rig Driver

as Airport Patron

as Gate Attendant

as Puerto Rican Kid

as Secuity Guard

as Ballet Teacher

as Costume Lady

as Ruby, Hooker

as Black Girl Dancer

as Dealer

as Pickup Truck Rider

as Pickup Truck Rider

as Pickup Truck Rider

as Russian

as Russian

as Ballet Dancer For La...

as Security Officer Bro...

as Russian
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Critic Reviews for Outrageous Fortune

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

Midler and Long are never less than fun to watch.

Full Review… | June 23, 2008
Top Critic

As a vehicle for their considerable comic talents, the enterprise is wheelclamped by typecasting.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

There's more regressive coyness in this buddy adventure-comedy than anyone should have to sit through in a lifetime...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Such rarefied screen writing calls for the peerless talents of Arthur Hiller, a director with the comic timing of a tax auditor.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Unfortunately, the movie is so busy cross-polinating its genres that it never pauses for the kind of thought that might have made it really special, instead of just fitfully funny.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Every bit as rude and wonderful as Ruthless People...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Outrageous Fortune

Extremely funny! Middler and Long are a great duo in this movie, and I just loved the story, it's fantastic. I love this movie, and I highly recommend it.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

A fairly good comedy has a few laughs.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

Hadn't seen this since I was a kid, barely remembered it. Pretty funny, if unlikely movie. In the 80s, you really to suspend your disbelief in order to watch something like this. lol

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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