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The Check Is in the Mail... (1986)





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In an unusual comedy by Joan Darling, Brian Dennehy and Anne Archer star as the Richard, a druggist, and his wife Peggy, a pair of debt-ridden parents who rebel against the system. Nothing goes right while they try to uphold the system, then things get even worse when they leave it. Richard decides to pull the plug on modernity when he cannot meet his utility bills and creditors are at his door like wolves. He shuts off the electricity and sets up candles, buys a goat, and digs a well in the back yard. He finally does hit water, but it happens to be the city's water main. Peggy is not quite as crazed as her husband so she goes to see a shrink -- who promptly dies on her. If anything can go wrong for Richard and Peggy, it will.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert Kaufman
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Brian Dennehy
as Richard Jackson
Anne Archer
as Peggy Jackson
Hallie Todd
as Robin Jackson
Chris Hebert
as Danny Jackson
Michael Bowen
as Gary Jackson
Nita Talbot
as (uncredited)
Dick Shawn
as Donald Rappaport
Kathy Maisnik
as Sally Jackson
Chris Herbert
as Danny Jackson
Thomas Rollerson
as Sally's Boyfriend
Greg Mullavey
as Harry Danvers
Ronnie Schell
as Dr. Brannigan
Emily Banks
as Travel Agent
Nanci Christopher
as Airline Representati...
Chris Rydell
as Drunken Sailor
Christopher Rydell
as Drunken Sailor
Benjamin Lum
as Janitor
Haunani Minn
as Desk Clerk
Yuji Okumoto
as Bell Boy
Michael Horse
as Pool Attendant
Lewis Arquette
as Man at Pool
Marilyn Wolf
as Harriet
Guy Remsen
as Man at Danvers Motor...
Robin Kaufman
as Kathy Stivers
Richard Foronjy
as Tony the Brake Man
Bruce Grey
as Robert Howe
Larry Gelman
as Byron Turtlelaub
Walter Mac Neil
as Water & Power Man #1
Herb Kerns
as TV Announcer
Leonard Hirschfeld
as TV Reporter
Harry Townes
as Fred Steinkrause
Ken Olfson
as Assessor
Walter Mathews
as Water and Power Man
Eric Fleeks
as Water and Power Man
Milt [Lewis] Kogan
as Mr. Fanning
Howard Storm
as Dr. Korngold
Renny Temple
as Bob Schick
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