Outrageous Fortune


Outrageous Fortune

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Two women with serious differences are forced to look out for each other in this anarchic comedy. Sandy (Bette Midler) and Lauren (Shelley Long) are a pair of struggling actresses who don't get along especially well -- and are even less fond of each other when they discover that they're both dating the same man, Michael (Peter Coyote). However, when Michael suddenly goes missing, they discover that he's actually an espionage agent working with a foreign government, and as they set out to find him, they learn that he has implicated them in his schemes. Now Sandy and Lauren are stuck with each other as they look for Michael while trying to outrun the law. Outrageous Fortune also stars George Carlin as Frank, a burned-out '60s holdover who the women meet along the way.


Bette Midler
as Sandy Brozinski
Shelley Long
as Lauren Ames
Peter Coyote
as Michael Sanchez
Robert Prosky
as Stanislav Korzenowski
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Cab Driver
Florence Stanley
as Ticket Agent
Barbara DeKins
as Airport Woman
Jerry Zaks
as Tobacco Clerk
John DiSanti
as Police Lieutenant
John De Santi
as Police Lieutenant
Gary Morgan
as Panansky
Tony Epper
as Russell
Sally Brown
as Actress
Carol Ann Susi
as Receptionist
R.G. Clayton
as Coroner
Donald Ambabo
as Helicopter Pilot
Paul Brooks
as Airport Attendant
Barbara De Kins
as Airport Woman
Thomas Dillon
as Security Officer Brown
Sandra Eng
as Newswoman
Roger Engstrom
as Airport Husband
Neil Hunt
as Fencing Teacher
Coral Kassel
as Meter Maid
James McIntire
as Bartender
Joan McMurtrey
as Fencer No. 2
Greg Mace
as Policeman
Bill Marcus
as Dispatcher
Philip L. Mead
as Airport Security Guard
J. Clell Miller
as Oil Rig Driver
Lonna Montrose
as Airport Patron
Bob O'Connell
as Gate Attendant
Johnny Sanchez
as Puerto Rican Kid
Pat Santino
as Secuity Guard
Ade Small
as Ballet Teacher
Bunny Summers
as Costume Lady
Anna Marie Wieder
as Ruby, Hooker
Eyan Williams
as Black Girl Dancer
J.W. Smith
as Dealer
Jose G. Garcia
as Pickup Truck Rider
Barney Garcia
as Pickup Truck Rider
James Espinoza
as Pickup Truck Rider
Debra A. Deliso
as Ballet Double for Lauren
Tammy Manville
as Ballet Dancer For Lauren
Thom Dillon
as Security Officer Brown
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Audience Reviews for Outrageous Fortune

  • Sep 06, 2010
    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 V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2010
    A fairly good comedy has a few laughs.
    Dean K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2010
    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 S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2007
    Bette and Shelley fall for the same guy, who has been dating them both. Good cast.
    Candy R Super Reviewer

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