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Scavenger Hunt (1979)





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When millionaire Vincent Price dies, he leaves a riotous will which amounts to a scavenger hunt, the winner of which receives the entire willed fortune. So 15 potential heirs are sent on a zany quest where they must outrace and outsmart one another to inherit the big bucks.
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20th Century Fox


Richard Benjamin
as Stuart Selsome
James Coco
as Henri
Ruth Gordon
as Arvilla Droll
Cloris Leachman
as Mildred Carruthers
Cleavon Little
as Jackson
Roddy McDowall
as Jenkins
Robert Morley
as Bernstein
Richard Mulligan
as Marvin Dummitz
Tony Randall
as Henry Motley
Dirk Benedict
as Jeff Stevens
Willie Aames
as Kenny Stevens
Richard Masur
as Georgie Carruthers
Meat Loaf
as Scum
Pat McCormick
as Barker
Vincent Price
as Milton Parker
Avery Schreiber
as Zoo Keeper
Liz Torres
as Lady Zero
Carol Wayne
as Nurse
Missy Francis
as Jennifer Motley
Julie Anne Haddock
as Michelle Motley
David Hollander
as Jason Motley
Shane Sinutko
as Scott Motley
Henry Polic II
as Naked Policeman
Hal Landon Jr.
as Cornfield
Emory Bass
as Hotel Manager
Jerry Fujikawa
as Sakamato
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Critic Reviews for Scavenger Hunt

All Critics (1)

This is not the kind of film you find and call yourself a winner.

Full Review… | July 4, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Scavenger Hunt

***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

A total late night movie that was on Channel 7 as a kid. Almost passable as entertainment but then again without cable TV the big competition was snow on the screen.

Rodney Eckrich
Rodney Eckrich

This is one of my favorite pre-80s films. 5 groups of people set out on a scavenger hunt to win $200 million dollars. Now that's entertainment.

The story for this film is absolutely entertaining. The scavenger hunt is only a few hours so the pace of this film moves rather quickly. Not only that, but there are more than enough characters to follow so the film never gets boring, although it is a little difficult to remember everybody's names. You can't help but laugh at some of the items that these groups of people have to get, without purchasing them. That is the rule. You have some usual everyday stuff, but there are other unique items which this film focuses on. A toilet, a suit of armor, a wedding dress, a beehive, and a live OSTRICH, just to name a few. Did I mention that there are bonus points awarded to the team that gets the heaviest person? Well there is that as well. Not only are the items laughable, but so are the ridiculous events that take place while getting them. It is hard to see anybody getting bored with this flick.

The acting for the most part is great. There are a few performers that get irritating after a while, but the others are enjoyable. Richard Benjamin and Cleavon Little put on great performances. It was also funny to see cameos from Meat Loaf, Vincent Price, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

You probably won't see this film around too often, so if you get the chance to see it, I would highly recommend it. There is nothing like teamwork.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

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