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Gas (1981)

R | | Comedy | 24 July 1981 (USA)
Susan Anspach stars in this comedy as a news reporter who investigates a story about stolen milk causing milk and gas prices to rise. During the course of her investigation, other people ... See full summary »

Director:

Les Rose

Writers:

Susan Scranton (story), Dick Wolf (screenplay) (as Richard Wolf) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Anspach ... Jane Beardsley
Howie Mandel ... Matt Lloyd
Sterling Hayden ... Duke Stuyvesant
Helen Shaver ... Rhonda
Sandee Currie ... Sarah Marshal
Peter Aykroyd ... Ed Marshal
Keith Knight ... Ira
Alf Humphreys ... Lou Picard
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Lincoln Jones
Michael Hogan ... Guido Vespucci
Paul Kelman Paul Kelman ... Nino Vespucci
Donald Sutherland ... Nick the Noz
Dustin Waln Dustin Waln ... Earl Stuyvesant
Vlasta Vrana ... Baron Stuyvesant
Harvey Chao Harvey Chao ... Lee Kwan
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Storyline

Susan Anspach stars in this comedy as a news reporter who investigates a story about stolen milk causing milk and gas prices to rise. During the course of her investigation, other people become involved, culminating in a multiple car chase. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Taglines:

The comedy that pumps the fun into summer.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tutto gas See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,869,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,869,425
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmplan International See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The smooth segue between scenes in which the action in the ending scene is completed in the next beginning scene was used once before for a different reason in the TWILIGHT ZONE episode "Deaths Head Revisited." See more »

Quotes

Ira: [Trying to figure out how to drive a stick-shift car] P, R, N, D, L... Yes, L for Leave!
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Connections

Referenced in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Breakin' Out
by D. B. Cooper
© 1981 One Ten Music (ASCAP)
Performed by D. B. Cooper
Courtesy of Warner Bros Records Inc.
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Wretched
11 February 2003 | by westpacSee all my reviews

Notable only as the screen debut for hyper-comic Howie Mandel, "Gas" is so unforgettable that not one moment of the movie stuck in my mind except for the scene where Sterling Hayden berates his two incompetent nephews and blows them away with his six-shooters that are then revealed to have been loaded with blanks. And that was the closest to a funny joke in "Gas." Donald Sutherland appears as a traffic reporter in what looks like a tacked-on (and pointless) cameo to add a "name" to the cast.


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