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From NNDB: Edwards' most famous work, The Pink Panther, was released in 1963, with Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The part had originally been cast with Peter Ustinov, but that actor reneged at the last minute, and Sellers stepped in, with his suggestion that the character be "bumbling", which, of course, changed not just the character, but ...


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After some Googling I found one movie that seems to be pretty much like you described it: Drop Dead Fred. "A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood." The imaginary friend here is played by comedy actor Rik Mayall, wearing a green suit.


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John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." There was a guy who used to go to loads and loads of sporting events in the 70's, and he would hold up a sign with just "John 3:16" on it. He was trying to spread a message. Other people started seeing it on TV ...


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I do recall the first Pink Panther movie being less slapstick in its approach, a more subtle performance from the cast - but I would find it hard to believe that they set out to make a serious movie and ended up with a comedy. No matter how big the star, I simply don't believe they would let someone completely revise the genre of a movie like that. Peter ...


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Yes and no. Raimi and co wanted to make a film, but felt that going for a comedy wasn't a great idea - and after doing their research at the local drive-in, knew that horror was the way to go. They made a short horror promo, Within the Woods, and the positive reaction they got from this propelled the development and shooting of Evil Dead. Even though they ...


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May it can be this one? Woops! @ IMDB.com Synopsis: The series centered around the six survivors of a world nuclear holocaust. The six of them live together in an abandoned farm house while trying to survive and re-establish civilization. Source: Wikipedia


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Initially it was a intended to be a drama, but as Kubrick started to work on the screenplay he began to see the absurdity and humor in many of the scenes and decided to write instead a "nightmare comedy." To quote Kubrick: After all, what could be more absurd than the very idea of two mega-powers willing to wipe out all human life because of an ...


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I believe you're talking about Dweebs, a show described as: Warren ( Peter Scolari), was a young computer software writer whose programs had made him a legend in the industry. Unfortunately, he was painfully shy and socially maladjusted as well as eccentric ( to come up with ideas for the next " killer app," he bounced on a trampoline in his office). His ...


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You are thinking of the movie "Life as We Know It", from 2010. In it, there is a couple that falls in love, marries and has a baby. They die in an automobile accident, and while the respective god parents don't like each other, they come together for the sake of the baby and end up falling for each other.


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Sounds like The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), starring Bill Murray: An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act. Wikipedia page Trailer


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High Spirits (1988) Edited from the LA Times, here's a synopsis: An impoverished Lord, Peter Plunkett desperately tries to save his bankrupt patrimony by converting his castle into a ghostly theme park with banshees on pulleys and servants under sheets. Like you said, there were others at the castle: Sharon, married to a charming nebbish Jack, ...


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I believe this to be the Hong Kong release called "Winners and Sinners", which is a comedy about some ex cons attempting to go straight, but getting caught up with a local crime boss anyway. I couldn't find any reference to a ring, but I did find this excerpt from the book "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan", which states: Note: Some ...


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You are looking for the filme "Wake Me When it's Over", where the commander of a forgotten, apathetic Air Base conspires with the local governor to build a hotel out of military goods near some hot springs in the area.


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It sounds like Addicted to Love, (1997): Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple. Matthew Broderick and Meg Ryan are trying to break up Kelly Preston and Tchéky Karyo. Matthew Broderick sets up a "Camera Obscura" to spy on the other ...


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I believe this is film called "What did you do in the war, daddy?". It was a war comedy directed by Blake Edwards (who directed Breakfast at Tiffany's along with the original Pink Panther films) and was released in 1966 through United Artists (which later was purchased my MGM, thus why it would be on the MGM channel). The entire film concerns Charlie ...


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Yes, I saw documentaries with Blake Edwards and he knows lot about comedy and visual gags. I'm sure he knew he was doing a comedy. The spanish documentary "Y usted ... ¿de que se ríe?" contains an interview with Blake Edwards about comedy.


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Hall Pass, starring Owen Wilson. Synopsis: Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.


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The movie you are thinking of is Big Daddy. Adam Sandler plays a layabout that ends up taking care of his roommates illegitimate child. The scene that you recall was during a poker game with some of his friends, and can be seen here. The link to the Wiki synopsis of the film is here.


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Frog and Wombat (1998) From her bedroom window, Alli (code name "Frog") thinks that she has discovered the cover up of a serious crime. She is convinced that her new school principal has committed a murder, and she is going to prove it! When her best friend, Jane (code name "Wombat"), rejects this idea, a brazen Frog decides to set up ...


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Néa (1976) In Genève, bookseller and publisher Axel Thorpe catches willful, rich 16-year old Sibylle Ashby shop lifting. She brags about her writing, so he challenges her to produce a book. She writes an erotic novel that Thorpe publishes anonymously, and it becomes a best seller. She also tries to capture the love of this 40-year old ...


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I can think of American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile. From the Plot section : Erik's girlfriend of two years, Tracy, loves him, but is not ready for intercourse. Tracy sees this as an opportunity to give Erik a "guilt free weekend pass", hoping that he can quench his lust and get sex out of his system since she is not ready. Later that ...


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The first film that sprang to mind when you asked this question was Bean (1997). This film, the first based on a popular character created by Richard Curtis and Rowen Atkinson,took approx. $250,000,000 on an $18,000,000 budget. Here are the final stats for the film's box office. Regardless of your feelings toward this type of humor (predominantly ...


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Not a definitive answer, but perhaps a clue can be found in this interview with Michael Richards where he claims that the version of events in Man on the Moon was not correct. Three excerpts: Richards: Yeah, and in the movie, "Man in the Moon," that's not correct. That's not how it happened because the network didn't really know about it either. No ...


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One such movie was The Groove Tube (1974), though I don't remember the particular sketch that you mentioned. Another was Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) which I have not seen.


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That Funny Feeling (1965) Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy apartment that she cleans on a daily basis not knowing that it's ...


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Is it Risky Business. Description looks similar and it also have Tom Cruise as lead (And he is obvious famous) and its came in 1983, very near to 90's. Borrowed from Paulster2's answer form this deleted question.


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In deciding whether the film was originally planned as a comedy you might look, for instance at the names of the Director, the screenwriter, and the cast. How many films did Peter Sellers make which were not comedies, for instance? His entire reputation was in comedy, from the time of his earliest beginnings in radio with 'The Goon Show'. Blake Edwards was ...


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The movie you're looking for is 2007 release, Heavy Petting featuring Malin Akerman and Brendan Hines. The wiki synopsis has this: In present day New York City, Charlie (Brendan Hines) meets the girl of his dreams, Daphne (Malin Åkerman), but he never expected he'd have to battle past her pet dog "Babydoll" to woo her. Just when it seems he can't ...


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I'd say Critical Condition. But it shouldn't be hard to find a movie if you know at least one actor using IMDB's search (Richard Pryor for example).


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What makes people laugh. There are surprisingly many theories about what makes us laugh! The most popular theories fall under the umbrella of “incongruity” and date back to Aristotle, who said that the best way to get a laugh was to set up an expectation and then deliver something “that gives a twist.” Theorists like Immanual Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, and ...



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