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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

Outrageous Fortune (1987)

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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.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Touchstone Pictures

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Cast

Bette Midler
as Sandy Brozinski
Shelley Long
as Lauren Ames
Peter Coyote
as Michael Sanchez
Robert Prosky
as Stanislav Korzenowski
John Schuck
as Atkins
Anthony Heald
as Weldon
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Cab Driver
Florence Stanley
as Ticket Agent
Jerry Zaks
as Tobacco Clerk
Barbara DeKins
as Airport Woman
John DiSanti
as Police Lieutenant
John De Santi
as Police Lieutenant
Gary Morgan
as Panansky
Tony Epper
as Russell
Bill Hart
as Boyd
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
Tom Lillard
as Vasily
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
Mike Henry (I)
as Russian
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Russian
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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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
Variety
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

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

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

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

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

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 V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A fairly good comedy has a few laughs.

Dean King
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
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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