-->'''Mildred Carruthers''' (Cloris Leachman):"Why that worm. What's he trying to prove? Georgie and I are his legitimate heirs. Why should we have to play some dumb game just to get what's rightfully ours? I'm going to contest this will!"
-->'''Charles Bernstein''' (Robert Morley):"That's the point, Mrs. Carruthers. This will is a contest."
-->--''Scavenger Hunt''

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'''''Scavenger Hunt''''' is a 1979 comedy film starring, among others, Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Richard Mulligan, Ruth Gordon and Cloris Leachman. The plot centers around, well, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Specifically, one arranged by the late game inventor Milton Parker (Creator/VincentPrice) for the $200 million in his will. There are five teams consisting of Mr. Parker's servants, his greedy widowed sister with her dumb son Georgie and their AmoralAttorney Sellsome, son-in-law Henry Motley (Tony Randall) and his four kids, nephews Kenny and Jeff Stevens, and cab driver Marvin Dummitz. (See below under NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.) HilarityEnsues.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scavenger_Hunt The Other Wiki]] and at [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079858/combined IMDB]].


!!! "This trope is a contest":
* AllStarCast
* AlliterativeName: '''S'''tewart '''S'''ellsome, which is appropriate because he's a SmugSnake.
* BadassBiker: Scum
* BigFun: One of the rules is "50 bonus points for the team with the heaviest person."
* BulletproofVest: One of the items.
* {{California}}: Everything was filmed in different parts of San Diego except for the scene where Dummitz tries to steal a wedding gown (one of the items), which was shot in La Mesa.
* ChaseScene: Of the car-chase variety.
* CoolCar: The limousine used by the servants.
* TheDitz: Babbette, the maid
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Henry goes to get a beehive out of a field, and, of course, gets stung.
* FalseTeethTomfoolery: One of the items on the list.
* FrenchMaid: Babbette
* [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin The Good Guys Win]]
* {{Manchild}}: Georgie
* {{Megane}}: Georgie.
* MuggedForDisguise: Not for disguise, but Kenny and Jeff's team ''do'' take a policeman's uniform.
* {{Mummy}}: Marvin tries disguising himself as one so Sam (Scatman Crothers), the guard from the bridal shop who has subesquently teamed up with Marvin, can steal a suit of armor. It doesn't work out the way they planned.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The character Marvin Dummitz and the story of how Mr. Parker's business partner had the misfortune of hailing Dummitz's cab on the day of an important meeting, and never making it to the meeting, is a parody of the real-life story of Melvin Dummar and Howard Hughes.
* ScavengerHunt: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh.]]
* SiblingTeam: Kenny and Jeff.
* StealingFromTheHotel: How the servants get a toilet.
* Toys/TeddyBear: One of the items.
* ToiletHumour: Literally, as its one of the items.
* {{Tuckerization}}: The name "Milton Parker" is a combination of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Bradley Milton Bradley]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Brothers Parker Brothers]].
* WheresTheKaboom: A grenade falls off the BulletproofVest Kenny and Jeff get from Arvila (Ruth Gordon.) It turns out to be a dud.
** NeverMessWithGranny: Arvila says that she keeps the real ones with the [[{{BFG}} Howitzer]].