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Quick Change (1990)

aka Quick Change

Details: 89 mins · English · R (USA)


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Small Grimm
Small Phyllis Potter
Small Loomis
Small Chief Rotzinger
No_movie_poster Lt. Jameson
Small Johnny
Small Hal Edison


No_movie_poster Alan Heim Editor
No_movie_poster Michael Chapman Camera Operator
Small Bill Murray Director
No_movie_poster Howard Franklin Director
No_movie_poster Robert Greenhut Produzent
No_movie_poster Randy Edelman Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Jay Cronley Novel
Small Bill Murray Production
No_movie_poster Howard Franklin Writer
No_movie_poster Jay Cronley Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Alan Heim Editing


Grimm, dressed as a clown, robs a bank in midtown Manhattan. He ingeniously sets up a hostage situation and then slips away with an enormous sum of money and his accomplices: girlfriend Phyllis and best friend Loomis.

The heist itself is comparatively straightforward and easy, but the getaway turns into a nightmare. The relatively simple act of getting to the airport to catch a flight out of the city is complicated by the fact that fate, luck and all of New York City appears to be conspiring against their escape.

For starters, the trio is seeking the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to get the airport, but the signs were taken during construction work, resulting in the three robbers becoming lost in an unfamiliar part of the city. Then, a con-artist/thief robs the trio of everything they have (except the bank money, which they have taped under their clothes).

When changing into new clothes, they are almost gunned down by the stressed incoming tenant of Phyllis' apartment, as members of the fire department respond to a call by pushing their hydrant-blocking car out of the way only to make it roll into a ditch.

When the three crooks eventually manage to flag down a cab, the driver is hopelessly non-fluent in English. This leads Loomis to jumping out of the moving cab to grab another, but he runs into a newsstand and the driver leaves, thinking he's killed Loomis. An anal-retentive bus driver, a run-in with mobsters and Phyllis' increasing desperation to tell Grimm the news that she is pregnant with his child add further complications.

All the while, Rotzinger, a world-weary but relentless chief of the New York City Police Department, is doggedly attempting to nab the fleeing trio. A final confrontation on board an airliner at the airport occurs between the robbers and the chief, who gets the added prize of having a major crime-boss dropped in his lap.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2005-08-30