History Film / OutrageousFortune

8th Jul '16 9:56:35 PM Mdumas43073
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BetteMidler and Creator/ShelleyLong star in this female buddy picture from 1987. Long plays Lauren Ames, an actress whose ambition far outweighs her success despite her many years of taking classes; Midler plays Sandy Brozinsky, a fast-talking, foul-mouthed waitress from the wrong side of the tracks who horns her way into Lauren's exclusive drama class on a lark. Unbeknown to each other, Sandy and Lauren are both seeing the same impossibly perfect man, Michael Santers (Peter Coyote). When Michael inexplicably fakes his death, Sandy and Lauren wind up joining forces to track him down. A wacky, cross-country caper ensues, and both women discover that there's a lot more to the man they love--not to mention their suspiciously homicidal Russian acting coach--than they ever imagined.

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BetteMidler Creator/BetteMidler and Creator/ShelleyLong star in this female buddy picture from 1987. 1987.

Long plays Lauren Ames, an actress whose ambition far outweighs her success despite her many years of taking classes; Midler plays Sandy Brozinsky, a fast-talking, foul-mouthed waitress from the wrong side of the tracks who horns her way into Lauren's exclusive drama class on a lark. Unbeknown to each other, Sandy and Lauren are both seeing the same impossibly perfect man, Michael Santers (Peter Coyote). When Michael inexplicably fakes his death, Sandy and Lauren wind up joining forces to track him down. A wacky, cross-country caper ensues, and both women discover that there's a lot more to the man they love--not to mention their suspiciously homicidal Russian acting coach--than they ever imagined.
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10th Feb '16 6:05:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ChekhovsArmory: The film is made of this. The climax, in fact, centers around pretty much everything we saw Lauren doing in her acting and ballet classes at the very beginning. Other examples: [[spoiler: Sandy ''and'' Lauren are able to get the virus from Stan at a brothel, because they remember A) what he says during orgasm and B) they know he'll fall asleep after that happens.]]; Sandy's stolen Christmas tree ornament]] comes in pretty handy.)]]

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* ChekhovsArmory: The film is made of this. The climax, in fact, centers around pretty much everything we saw Lauren doing in her acting and ballet classes at the very beginning. Other examples: [[spoiler: Sandy ''and'' Lauren are able to get the virus from Stan at a brothel, because they remember A) what he says during orgasm and B) they know he'll fall asleep after that happens.]]; happens; Sandy's stolen Christmas tree ornament]] ornament comes in pretty handy.)]]
10th Feb '16 6:04:20 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ChekhovsArmory: The film is made of this. The climax, in fact, centers around pretty much everything we saw Lauren doing in her acting and ballet classes at the very beginning. (Also, [[spoiler: Sandy's stolen Christmas tree ornament]] comes in pretty handy.)

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* ChekhovsArmory: The film is made of this. The climax, in fact, centers around pretty much everything we saw Lauren doing in her acting and ballet classes at the very beginning. (Also, Other examples: [[spoiler: Sandy ''and'' Lauren are able to get the virus from Stan at a brothel, because they remember A) what he says during orgasm and B) they know he'll fall asleep after that happens.]]; Sandy's stolen Christmas tree ornament]] comes in pretty handy.))]]
6th Feb '16 8:51:45 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Sandy once sarcastically calls out to Lauren as "Lady Di". ShelleyLong, of course, is most famous for playing ''Di''ane Chambers of ''{{Cheers}}''.

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* ShoutOut: Sandy once sarcastically calls out to Lauren as "Lady Di". ShelleyLong, of course, is most famous for playing ''Di''ane Chambers of ''{{Cheers}}''.''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
6th Feb '16 8:51:39 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Lauren is in many ways a "clone" of [[{{Cheers}} Diane Chambers]], except that she's also great at ballet. ([[PrecisionFStrike And Lauren's willing to curse, if the situation calls for it.]]) Especially notable in that ShelleyLong tends to try and downplay any Diane-like "quirks" when playing other characters--but in this film, she at times seems to be cranking it UpToEleven.

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* {{Expy}}: Lauren is in many ways a "clone" of [[{{Cheers}} [[Series/{{Cheers}} Diane Chambers]], except that she's also great at ballet. ([[PrecisionFStrike And Lauren's willing to curse, if the situation calls for it.]]) Especially notable in that ShelleyLong Creator/ShelleyLong tends to try and downplay any Diane-like "quirks" when playing other characters--but in this film, she at times seems to be cranking it UpToEleven.
15th Jul '15 2:32:29 AM RushLimborg
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** Lauren includes this threat in her {{Badass}} Cop impression when she and Sandy interrogate the drug dealers.

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** Lauren includes this threat in her {{Badass}} Cop RabidCop impression when she and Sandy interrogate the drug dealers.
15th Jul '15 2:31:48 AM RushLimborg
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* BewareTheQuietOnes: Lauren, fed up with the mystery, kicks open a crackhouse door, waves a toy gun around (back in a day when toy guns looked real), and starts impersonating an angry cop with a screw loose. Even Sandy is shocked.

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* BewareTheQuietOnes: Lauren, fed up with the mystery, kicks open a crackhouse door, waves a toy gun around (back in a day when toy guns looked real), and starts impersonating [[RabidCop an angry cop with a screw loose. loose.]] Even Sandy is shocked.
19th Apr '15 11:08:42 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar

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* ColdWarUsefulNotes/ColdWar
17th Mar '15 9:01:15 AM TVRulezAgain
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** A retroactive example: When Sandy gives a brief summary of the situation to Frank, he looks at her in bewilderment and asks, "The '60s ''were'' good to you, weren't they?" This line would be recycled for ''Film/{{Cars}}'', where an inverted version would be asked ''of'' George Carlin's character, Fillmore....

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** A retroactive example: When Sandy gives a brief summary of the situation to Frank, he looks at her in bewilderment and asks, "The '60s ''were'' good to you, weren't they?" This line would be recycled for ''Film/{{Cars}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', where an inverted version would be asked ''of'' George Carlin's character, Fillmore....
29th Dec '14 5:08:59 PM nombretomado
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* StonersAreFunny: Especially when they're played by GeorgeCarlin.

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* StonersAreFunny: Especially when they're played by GeorgeCarlin.Creator/GeorgeCarlin.
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