When a man dressed as a clown enters a bank and trys to rob it, no one takes him seriously at start. But as this New Yorker pulls this daring robbery with the help of his friends, it looks like leaving the bank with all the stolen money is the easy part! All they have to do now is make it out of the city and to the airport. They have plenty of time, but its not that easy as they seem to get out of one problem only to fall into another. Will they make before the cops catch up with them?
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Bill Murray is hysterical in this perfect little black comedy about abank-robber trying to flee New York City. What makes the film work, atleast for me, is that we never know much about Murray's character (orGeena Davis or Randy Quaid), and that it takes place over a singlesummer day in Manhattan. The bank heist goes off without a hitch, butafter a successful getaway, they become plagued by the maddening,ridiculous delays of New York City. Suddenly, every eccentric in NewYork City seems to be coming out of the woodwork, either slowing downor chasing after the three main characters during their desperatesearch for the airport.
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I went & saw this movie 3 times in 1990. I didn't understand why it failed at the box office. It was really funny & not too long. I wish Bill still made good movies like this.
Most heist films spend a lot of time setting up the robbery. This one begins in the bank and we don't know what is going on until after the robbery is over and the chase has begun. This story centers on the impossible getaway from a New York that has fallen apart and become a nightmare for everyone. What mattered to people is being torn down, no one trusts or is willing to help anyone else, and in the pre-Giulliani days, crime was rampant. No wonder Bill Murray's Grimm wants to leave his city job by robbing a bank and heading to Fiji or Martinique. Certainly, Murray has done finer things, but this is a good performance. He is also credited as one of the directors. The film is full of wonderful characters. Tony Shaloub's cab driver (especially his bus horn) is wonderfully memorable and he steals the scenes he is in. Philip Bosco's bus driver is a character that is never to be forgotten. For me, it was the first time I noticed him as an actor and it has since shocked me how many wonderful roles he has played in a fine career. This bus driver is just such a piece of work that he burns into your memory.Jason Robards had a couple of dozen roles left in a legendary career, but he portrays the tired but dogged Chief Rotzinger perfectly. He wants to get out of his job, but wants to go out on top, but has a couple of loose ends that haunt him. And now this bank robbery endangers his reputation even more right at the end and threatens to accentuate the things that didn't go well in his long career.Geena Davis plays Phyllis and is Grimm's girlfriend. She is loyal to him and yet the robbery has changed something in the dynamic of their relationship (ya think?) that makes her wonder whether she can be anything more than a member of his gang. So, this love story is whether or not there will be a love story.Randy Quaid is perfect as Grimm's friend Loomis. He is a bumbler that always means well, but can't seem to do three things in a row without causing a new issue. For some reason Quaid can pull off performances that would be over the top for anyone else and yet we can accept them because of the way he plays the role.There are many other small roles by wonderful actors such as Stanley Tucci, Phil Hartman (whom we still miss), Victor Argo, Kurtwood Smith, Gary Klar, and several others. Just a fine atmospheric comedy with some moments that pull at the heart strings or add a touch of suspense.Quite enjoyable.
This review is from: Quick Change (DVD) My siblings and I used to watch this on VHS constantly, in the way that kids do (you know, the movie ends and they start it again...) and we had NO idea at the time that this had been a 'flop' and that 'no one' saw it.When I saw the DVD, I jumped at the chance to see it again and hoped that it wasn't one of those things that's not as awesome as you remembered once you see it as an adult.But it is!! If anything, it's better now because there's a LOT of stuff that was flying right over our heads, or stuff that we understood, but only on one level, and as it turns out, there are more.The movie is smartly written, well-acted, and although it depicts a New York that in many ways does not exist anymore (pre-Giuliani,pre 9/11,seedy-filthy-Times-Square New York) it still holds up well and isn't "hopelessly" dated.The cast is stellar. EVERYONE is in this movie- you're going to be constantly pointing at the screen..."oh,yeah,THAT guy!"It is a pretty bare-bones disc, but older or 'bomb' movies frequently are, as they didn't foresee the rise of the special-features craze, and it's a shame, but so it goes.It was shipped quickly and was packed well, and was VERY inexpensive on Amazon. Really, for this price, even if you haven't seen it and aren't sure you'll like it, you can hardly go wrong. Throw it in with an order you were going to place anyway and score the free shipping. Watch it. Don't like it? You're only out six clams and you can gift it to someone lame. But if you like Bill Murray at ALL, or if you love New York, you'll like it.If you DO already know the movie...well,again, for six bucks?? Put in cart now!
Very funny movie, great cast and story.
this is one of my all-time favorite movies. bill murray is at his funniest. it is probably his most overlooked film. i never see it on tv which is a shame.
This movie is, combined with some popcorn and a coke, perfect for anenjoyable TV evening. But I wouldn't recommend watching this movie on thebig screen, because the irritating character Loomis, played by Randy Quaid,will attract too much attention. I noticed how everytime Quaid saidsomething (mostly while nodding his head hysterically or while jumpingaround) my eyes focused on something else than the TV, and it's hard tofocus on something else when all you can see is the big screen in front ofyou. I know the character needs to be like that but it still irritatesme.Bill Murray however acts almost perfect. He has to play, as usual, the guywho makes sarcastic remarks or who acts like nothing has happened wheneverything goes wrong, and he's so damn good at it. Geena Davis has acrappypart, with a character that almost constantly changes her opinion, but shestill manages to make something out of it.There's nothing specific to say about directing or music or whatever, thoseare the quite-good-but-nothing-special-type of things that make this movieperfect for TV.7/10
This review is from: Quick Change (DVD) I really love New York pictures, and this one is no exception. A very well written and paced short (only 90 minutes) comedy film that was made back when comedy pictures were actually funny.
"... the crying on the inside kind, I guess." This is Bill Murray's funniest film ever, IMHO. I CAN'T WAIT for the DVD - I am on every "alert" list there is ... I hope someone is listening!
I'm surprised "Quick Change" is not rated higher by the voters of IMDBbecause I found Bill Murray at his best. Some of his quips and retortsaregreat. My movie group found this a very funny movie. And what a greatideafor robbing a bank.
This is a decent movie, in fact I loved it. I thought the bank robberyplotpremise was very clever, so clever I wouldn't be suprised if it has beenattempted and duplicated in real life. I thought this was funny andenthralling, although I'm a little biased because I only watched thismoviebecause I'm a big Bill Murray fan. In short, if you're not a Bill Murrayfanyou might possibly get a little bored of this, but if you're a fan of dumbcomedy like I am then you will love this. It is worth a tryout.
Quick Change is one of my all time favorite movies. It just keeps getting funnier and funnier as it goes along! Anyone who has ever gotten lost - particularly in NYC has to see this one. The cast (Bill Murray, Geena Davis, and Randy Quaid) play so well off each other. It's a genuinely clever plot as well. If you haven't seen it, buy it NOW!-JML
What can I say when you have Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Jason Robards and Randy Quaid your gonna get a great funny movie! This one was hard for me to find to but not for Amazon! Awesome service!
First time I saw this, I couldn't believe that somebody could catch thespirit and wackiness of New York City on film so adeptly.From the hot dog vendors rushing their carts over to the bank to thetwo Spanish bicycle jousters, every crazy scenario these 3 get intosmacks of the lunacy of the Big Apple.Bill Murray's dead-pan comic timing coupled with Randy Quaid's bumblinginnocence works. Add Jason Robards as the cop thinks he's seen it alland won't rest until he gets his fugitives and you've got yourself acomedy that works from the first scene to the last.The run-in with the mob, the car-jacker, the two construction workers,I could go on and on but what's the point? If you've ever been to NYC,even for just a day, rent this movie. You'll be buying it soonafterwards.
QUICK CHANGE (1990) *** Bill Murray, Geena Davis, RandyQuaid, Jason Robards, Bob Elliott, Phillip Bosco, Tony Shalhoub,Phil Hartman. Murray co-directed himself as a man named Grimm(appropriately for his demeanor) as a fed up New Yorker who robsa bank with his gal, and his boyhood pal who can't manage toescape New York with some interesting encounters and out-therecharacterizations. Kind of a reverse "Dog Day Afternoon".
Without question one of my all-time favorite comedies. Bill Murray, viathis movie, Groundhog Day, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Scrooged, andhis superb work on SNL, is one of the best comedic actors of all time.It's unfortunate that the film he got the most attention for was TheLife Aquatic, which I didn't enjoy at all). This film allows him toshow how great he really is. Murry, Davis and Quaid pull off abrilliant bank robbery, then need to get out of New York City, and thisis where the fun begins. Stymied at every turn, the exit from the cityturns into a comedy of errors made even better by the brilliant castingof Jason Robards as the detective on their tail and Tony Shalhoub as acabbie who speaks no English. I have seen the movie a dozen times andstill laugh throughout it. The scene in the grocery store and the mobscenes are classic. A hilarious movie for all to enjoy, although itdoes have some harsh language. If you enjoy this, watch Groundhog Dayand Ruthless People as well.
Bill Murray is a great actor, his interpretations in movies which"Ghostbuster" or "Scrooges" are memorable. Quick Change represents his firstand unique directional proof with the coo-direction of Howard Franklyn. Themovie remembers the demential comedy of late 70s and middle 80s and even thepicaresque genre consacrated by Martin Scorsese in "After hours" or JohnLandis in "Into the night". The special confluence of this two genrescreates comic effects in chain reaction. The scenes with the taxi driver andthe mobster are very hilarious and Geena Davis confirmed her special comictalent, while Randy Quaid is very funny in the role of the good-dumb. Butthe very director of the scene is Bill Murray, the movie is constructed forhis particular way of acting. He is one of the American actors who knowsvery well Buster's Keaton lesson: make laugh without laughing. His comicstyle is a little bit more surrealistic and absurd of the one of the master,but Bill Murray his an actor of our times and the comparisons are always notpossible. The only defect of this movie, and it's not a little thing, is toresemble to the story of many other movie. It's all so predictable that theonly stuff we see is the speeches: it could be a programmed decision but inthe long run it can also bore.
Grimm (Bill Murray), Loomis (Randy Quaid), and Phylis(Geena Davis) havejust pulled off the biggest bank robbery of the 1990. But after theamazing escape from Police Chief Rotzinger (Jason Robards) they mustfind their way to JFK Airport before they are arrested by the police.You might guess, everything will go wrong, duh! After getting lost, robbed, witnessing a Spanish right of passage, andbeing held at gun point again, they must find a way to get past theever close Rotzinger and Lombino's (Kurtwood Smith) mafia men.Everything seems to be going wrong as they make their way toward JFKAirport and a flight out of the United States. The only problem is ifthey actually make it to the airport in one piece as fate seems to beagainst them.Randy Quaid and Bill Murray are absolutely hilarious as the bankrobbers and their accomplice Geena Davis is just as funny. Nearly everyscene is funny and the views of New York's downtown are visuallysatisfying. What makes Quick Change rather enjoyable is how unexpectedsome of the comedy is and how well thought out it is for a comedy. Iwas caught off guard by several jokes and found myself laughing harderthen ever. There is barely any language and it is a rather enjoyablecomedy.3.5/5 Stars
Bill Murray made his film debut with this silly but lovable flick abouta bank heist gone awry. I like how early on, Murray kindly points thegun at the cop and smoothly says "I wouldn't...and that's Mr. Bozo,"and later has to prove that he's robbing the bank. His demands duringthe holdup are also quite a hoot. But once he and accomplices GeenaDavis and Randy Quaid leave the bank, leaving New York proves to be achallenge.OK, so maybe "Quick Change" looks lame - perhaps even idiotic - nowthat Murray has starred in movies like "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Lostin Translation". But you can't treat it like that, people! The point isto laugh. And you certainly will. It just goes to show that Murray doesbest when he's himself (but don't get me wrong; his serious roles havealso been good). A really cool movie. Also starring Jason Robards, TonyShalhoub, Stanley Tucci and Kurtwood Smith (Red Foreman on "That '70sShow").