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** IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Claudia takes off her nightgown in the sauna, where she is hiding Spence and Dennis, and walks out naked. However,
*** SceneryCensor: The back wall of the sauna is the exact height needed to cover Claudia's butt when she drops her nightgown and even after she walks forward out of the sauna to distract Tony.

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** IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Claudia takes off her nightgown in the sauna, where she is hiding Spence and Dennis, and walks out naked. However,
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naked.
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SceneryCensor: The However, the back wall of the sauna is the exact height needed to cover Claudia's butt when she drops her nightgown and even after she walks forward out of the sauna to distract Tony.


* InLoveWithTheGangstersGirl: Well, in lust at least, in Spence's case.
* {{Landlord}}: Spence promises he'll get the rent check
* LawOfInverseRecoil: Painfully averted in Turnip's case
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. It's announced that the doped horse, Sweet Sue, won the third race at Hollywood Park and the fourth race at Santa Anita. Hollywood Park is in Inglewood and Santa Anita is in Arcadia. Depending on which route you take, this is a 32-34 mile trip that would take 46 minutes. Meaning, the drugs given the horse were so powerful that it was able to win two races in the same day on two different tracks that were 30+ miles apart. Adding to the ArtisticLicense, it's noted that Sweet Sue "ran the last furlong backward, but still [[{{Pun}} won by a tail.]]"
* {{Maid}}
** FrenchMaidOutfit: See the page photo.
* TheMafia
** TheDon: Tony Pazzo
** TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: As Tony Pazzo calls them, "those two numbskulls, Binky and Turnip."

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* %%* InLoveWithTheGangstersGirl: Well, in lust at least, in Spence's case.
* {{Landlord}}: Spence promises he'll get the rent check
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%%* LawOfInverseRecoil: Painfully averted in Turnip's case
* UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. It's announced that the doped horse, Sweet Sue, won the third race at Hollywood Park and the fourth race at Santa Anita. Hollywood Park is in Inglewood and Santa Anita is in Arcadia. Depending on which route you take, this is a 32-34 mile trip that would take 46 minutes. Meaning, the drugs given the horse were so powerful that it was able to win two races in the same day on two different tracks that were 30+ miles apart. Adding to the ArtisticLicense, it's noted that Sweet Sue "ran the last furlong backward, but still [[{{Pun}} won by a tail.]]"
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%%* {{Maid}}
** %%** FrenchMaidOutfit: See the page photo.
* %%* TheMafia
** %%** TheDon: Tony Pazzo
** %%** TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: As Tony Pazzo calls them, "those two numbskulls, Binky and Turnip."

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* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Provides the page photo.


* BikiniBar: There is a scene in a strip club where Binky and Turnip are talking about what happened with Claudia at Spence's apartment and trying to figure out what they should do. The girls are [[NotDistractedByTheSexy ignored]], almost as if the scene could have taken place anywhere.


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->'''AILEEN''' (Brooke Alderson): "This is a Cadillac without doors!"
-> '''PHIL''' (Dennis Franz): "So what? It's a Cadillac."

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->'''AILEEN''' (Brooke Alderson): "This ->'''Aileen:''' This is a Cadillac without doors!"
-> '''PHIL''' (Dennis Franz): "So
doors!
->'''Phil:''' So
what? It's a Cadillac."
Cadillac.


'''''A Fine Mess''''' is a 1986 comedy film directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso and Paul Sorvino, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures. The plot centers around small-time con artist and aspiring actor Spence Holden (Danson) and his best friend, frustrated waiter Dennis Powell (Mandel) who stumble upon a horse doping plot and the gangsters involved, turning the movie into an extended chase, leading to them accidentally buying a piano at an auction. Claudia Pazzo (Alonso) offers them $8,000 for it (though they paid $10,000), since she claimed that she had wanted to buy it herself but "this crazy racehorse" caused her to get "held up in traffic." Later that night, Spence calls her up and asks if it would be possible to deliver the piano to her house tomorrow, and that he'd really like to see her again. She says she'll be over in 20 minutes. (See below under NakedInMink.) Unfortunately, she's married to Tony Pazzo (Sorvino), the local mob boss whose idiot flunkies, Maurice 'Binky' Drundza (Stuart Margolin) and Wayne 'Turnip' Parragella (Richard Mulligan), are the ones responsible for doping the horses in the first place. Dennis hates his job as a rollerskating waiter and his boss and wants to open an Indian food restaurant called Gandhi's, which would specialize in curry, although he's never actually ''tried'' it before. He also strikes up a relationship with the lady from the auction, Ellen Frankenthaler (Jennifer Edwards.)

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'''''A ''A Fine Mess''''' Mess'' is a 1986 comedy film directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Ted Danson, Creator/TedDanson, Howie Mandel, Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso and Paul Sorvino, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures. Sorvino.

The plot centers around small-time con artist and aspiring actor Spence Holden (Danson) and his best friend, frustrated waiter Dennis Powell (Mandel) who stumble upon a horse doping plot and the gangsters involved, turning the movie into an extended chase, leading to them accidentally buying a piano at an auction. Claudia Pazzo (Alonso) offers them $8,000 for it (though they paid $10,000), since she claimed that she had wanted to buy it herself but "this crazy racehorse" caused her to get "held up in traffic." Later that night, Spence calls her up and asks if it would be possible to deliver the piano to her house tomorrow, and that he'd really like to see her again. She says she'll be over in 20 minutes. (See below under NakedInMink.) Unfortunately, she's married to Tony Pazzo (Sorvino), the local mob boss whose idiot flunkies, Maurice 'Binky' Drundza (Stuart Margolin) and Wayne 'Turnip' Parragella (Richard Mulligan), are the ones responsible for doping the horses in the first place. Dennis hates his job as a rollerskating waiter and his boss and wants to open an Indian food restaurant called Gandhi's, which would specialize in curry, although he's never actually ''tried'' it before. He also strikes up a relationship with the lady from the auction, Ellen Frankenthaler (Jennifer Edwards.)


* HorseRacing: It's what kicks off the whole plot.


'''''A Fine Mess''''' is a 1986 comedy film directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso and Paul Sorvino and was released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures. The plot centers around small-time con artist and aspiring actor Spence Holden (Danson) and his best friend, frustrated waiter Dennis Powell (Mandel) who stumble upon a horse doping plot and the gangsters involved, turning the movie into an extended chase, leading to them accidentally buying a piano at an auction. Claudia Pazzo (Alonso) offers them $8,000 for it (though they paid $10,000), since she claimed that she had wanted to buy it herself but "this crazy racehorse" caused her to get "held up in traffic." Later that night, Spence calls her up and asks if it would be possible to deliver the piano to her house tomorrow, and that he'd really like to see her again. She says she'll be over in 20 minutes. (See below under NakedInMink.) Unfortunately, she's married to Tony Pazzo (Sorvino), the local mob boss whose idiot flunkies, Maurice 'Binky' Drundza (Stuart Margolin) and Wayne 'Turnip' Parragella (Richard Mulligan), are the ones responsible for doping the horses in the first place. Dennis hates his job as a rollerskating waiter and his boss and wants to open an Indian food restaurant called Gandhi's, which would specialize in curry, although he's never actually ''tried'' it before. He also strikes up a relationship with the lady from the auction, Ellen Frankenthaler (Jennifer Edwards.)

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'''''A Fine Mess''''' is a 1986 comedy film directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso and Paul Sorvino and was Sorvino, released by Creator/ColumbiaPictures. The plot centers around small-time con artist and aspiring actor Spence Holden (Danson) and his best friend, frustrated waiter Dennis Powell (Mandel) who stumble upon a horse doping plot and the gangsters involved, turning the movie into an extended chase, leading to them accidentally buying a piano at an auction. Claudia Pazzo (Alonso) offers them $8,000 for it (though they paid $10,000), since she claimed that she had wanted to buy it herself but "this crazy racehorse" caused her to get "held up in traffic." Later that night, Spence calls her up and asks if it would be possible to deliver the piano to her house tomorrow, and that he'd really like to see her again. She says she'll be over in 20 minutes. (See below under NakedInMink.) Unfortunately, she's married to Tony Pazzo (Sorvino), the local mob boss whose idiot flunkies, Maurice 'Binky' Drundza (Stuart Margolin) and Wayne 'Turnip' Parragella (Richard Mulligan), are the ones responsible for doping the horses in the first place. Dennis hates his job as a rollerskating waiter and his boss and wants to open an Indian food restaurant called Gandhi's, which would specialize in curry, although he's never actually ''tried'' it before. He also strikes up a relationship with the lady from the auction, Ellen Frankenthaler (Jennifer Edwards.)



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!!!A !!A Fine Mess of Tropes:



* PrettyInMink: Claudia has a white fox fur coat and a black one.

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* PrettyInMink: Claudia Claudia, being the wife of a big time gangster, has a white fox fur coat and a black one.fox coat.


* CoversAlwaysLie: Most posters of the movie show an irate Spence holding a gun to a screaming and flailing Dennis(in drag). It was actually just a brief diversionary tactic used to get away from the police and had nothing to do with the plot.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Most posters of the movie show (including the one above) depict an irate Spence holding a gun to a screaming and flailing Dennis(in drag). It drag). While it did relate to a scene from the movie, it was actually just a brief diversionary tactic used to get away from the police and had nothing really to do with the plot.



* {{Meganekko}}: Ellen

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* {{Meganekko}}: EllenEllen, with her giant 80's glasses.



* OnlySaneMan: Dennis, despite his odd personality, thinks Spence's plan is crazy and dangerous.

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* OnlySaneMan: Dennis, despite his odd personality, thinks Spence's plan is crazy generally the more rational one between Spence and dangerous. himself.


* OnlySaneMan: Oddly enough Dennis, despite his odd personality, thinks Spence's plan is crazy and dangerous.

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* OnlySaneMan: Oddly enough Dennis, despite his odd personality, thinks Spence's plan is crazy and dangerous.


* CoversAlwaysLie: Most posters of the movie show an irate Spence holding a gun to a screaming and flailing Dennis(in drag). It was actually just a brief diversionary tactic used to get away from the police and had nothing to do with the plot. It doesn't fool them for a second.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Most posters of the movie show an irate Spence holding a gun to a screaming and flailing Dennis(in drag). It was actually just a brief diversionary tactic used to get away from the police and had nothing to do with the plot. It doesn't fool them for a second.


* CoversAlwaysLie: An Irate Spence holding a gun to a screaming and flailing Dennis(in drag) was actually just a brief diversionary tactic used and had nothing to do with the plot. It didn't fool the police for a second.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: An Irate Most posters of the movie show an irate Spence holding a gun to a screaming and flailing Dennis(in drag) drag). It was actually just a brief diversionary tactic used to get away from the police and had nothing to do with the plot. It didn't doesn't fool the police them for a second.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: An Irate Spence holding a gun to a screaming and flailing Dennis(in drag) was actually just a brief diversionary tactic used and had nothing to do with the plot. It didn't fool the police for a second.
**'''Cop 1''': "Is that a woman?"
** '''Cop 2''': (exasperated) "No, that's Powell...."


* LawOfInverseRecoil: Painfully averted in Turnip's case



* LawOfInverseRecoil: Painfully averted in Turnip's case

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