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The Double McGuffin (1979)

PG | | Mystery, Family | 8 June 1979 (USA)
Some school kids stumble across a briefcase full of money, when they go back for it, they find a body instead. When they bring the police, neither is there, and the police refuse to believe... See full summary »

Director:

Joe Camp

Writers:

Richard Baker (story), Joe Camp (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dion Pride Dion Pride ... Specks
Greg Hodges Greg Hodges ... Homer
Jeff Nicholson Jeff Nicholson ... Billy Ray
Vincent Spano ... Foster (as Vinnie Spano)
Elke Sommer ... Madame Kura
Lori Lively ... Michelle Carter (as Lori Lynn Lively)
George Kennedy ... Chief Talasek (Tally)
Lisa Whelchel ... Jody
Ernest Borgnine ... Mr. Firat
Garvin Edwards Garvin Edwards ... Foorball Player
Anne Reailly Anne Reailly ... Coctail Waitress
Rod Browning Rod Browning ... Moras
Ed 'Too Tall' Jones Ed 'Too Tall' Jones ... Assassin #1
Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)
Lyle Alzado ... Assassin #2
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Storyline

Some school kids stumble across a briefcase full of money, when they go back for it, they find a body instead. When they bring the police, neither is there, and the police refuse to believe them. Later they discover both were part of an assassination plot. Now they have to figure out how to stop the plot and put the bad guys in jail. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Mystery | Family

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Trivia

"McGuffin" is a Hollywood term for an item which a majority of the plot centers around the characters trying to find and/or protect, but which has minor significance to the plot itself (the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)). Hence, the money and the body which are found and lost at the beginning of this film, are the title's "Double McGuffin". See more »

Goofs

When Arthur Honeycutt enters Specks' dorm room, Specks offers him a Coors beer. Prior to 1981 (the film is from 1979), Coors beer was available only in eleven Western states - not in Virginia, where the film is set. See more »

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Narrator: [opening narration] A "McGuffin" is a term coined by the world's foremost teller of suspense stories to label that secret, elusive, mysterious something that everyone in the story is trying to find or find out about. It is, in effect, the pretext of the plot; the catalyst that brings the characters together and causes them to act or interact - the vial of microfilm, the money, the missing papers, the murderer, the motive, the single reason that causes the entire story to happen. Usually, there's...
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Live (For Today)
Music by Euel Box
Lyrics by Joe Camp
Performed by Dion Pride
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One of my favorites as a youngster!!!
12 November 1998 | by MJ92008See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie as a young boy. Ever since I have wanted to learn to pick ocks, and carry a huge Swiss Army Knife.....


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Language:

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Release Date:

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