Eight On The Lam NR

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A bank teller is suspected of embezzlement and goes on the run with his seven children. In HD.

Starring:
Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

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Eight On The Lam

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director George Marshall
Starring Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller
Supporting actors Jonathan Winters, Shirley Eaton, Jill St. John, Stacey Gregg, Kevin Brodie, Robert Hope, Glenn Gilger, Avis Hope, Debi Storm, Michael Freeman, Austin Willis, Peter Leeds, Elvia Allman, Phil Arnold, Larry J. Blake, George Cisar, Adele Claire, John Cliff
Studio MGM
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Bob hope and Phyllis Diller were a great comedy pair.
M. Valverde
Add this movie to your video collection so you can have a good laugh whenever you want.
creativedawn
Good, clean entertainment which is really missing today.
planet9

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Simon Davis on December 1, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
A "Guilty pleasure"? Perhaps but I never fail to be amused by the wacky chemistry of Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller in their work together. Having literally discovered Phyllis Diller in her night club act Bob Hope had the unique Miss Diller, who's trademark was wild hair and even crazier clothes, as his leading lady in three mid 1960's films, "Boy Did I Get a Wrong Number!", "The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell" and this effort, "Eight on the Lam". While the humour here is certainly not to everyone's taste they tickle my funny bone and the two make a memorable team usually involved in some outrageous set of situations that could only come out of a 1960's movie. With the feel of a sitcom about it "Eight on the Lam", has humour that is simple and straightforward and trades heavily on Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller's great skill with putting over one liners.
Bob Hope plays widower Henry Dimsdale a father of seven children who works at the local bank. He has the usual mundane life of work, house mortgage, and seven mouths to feed which on occasion grows to include that of wacky housekeeper/baby sitter Golda (Phyllis Diller) who believes in creating a memorable impression by such actions as arriving for work at the Dimsdale's in the back of a Fire Truck. One day in the parking lot Henry stumbles over and discovers a huge roll of cash on the ground and once home the family debate what to do with it. The kids want Henry to keep it to buy them all the things they can't have and even Golda suddenly modifies her usual sarcastic attitude towards Henry and starts getting chummy!.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By orvuus on June 2, 2010
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Jonathan Winters, Bob Hope, Jill St. John, Phyllis Diller, and Shirley Eaton, not to mention a couple of brief appearances by well known character actors of the Sixties, all rolled into one amusing romp! This may not be the funniest movie Bob Hope ever made, but if you love the above actors as I do, you will still enjoy it. Having never seen or heard of this one, I took a chance on the MGM "DVD-R" and found the quality better than I expected. The aspect ratio seems correct (I had just finished watching two Blu ray movies which were definitely correct ratio, and this appeared correct without excess stretching or compression), the colors are fairly vivid, and resolution is good. There are no extras, and sadly no subtitles, but I would recommend this title anyway, because the actors' expressions are nearly good enough to see without language! Given the lack of extras or subtitles I think the price should be under $15. If you can find it near this price I would recommend a purchase, otherwise I would recommend a rental.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BigStory VINE VOICE on September 29, 2009
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A classic comedy starring Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, and Johathan Winters. This movie runs 1hr 47 mins and originally came out in 1967. This videocassette was released in 1997 by MGM/UA. The story is about a single-dad bank teller who happens to find $10,000 in a supermarket parking lot. He then gets accused of embezzling $50,000 from his bank.

All manner of zaniness erupts as this dad goes on the lam with his 7 kids. I really enjoyed seeing real scenes of areas around Los Angeles and various neighborhoods in the late 60's. The bright colors, clothing style, furnitures, cars, etc, really capture a flavor of the times. Some of the humor is mildly suggestive, which I like. Overall the movie is very silly in a late 60's kinda way but charming at the same time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By too_old_to_be_so_indie on February 16, 2013
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This is a light and fun film that feels refreshing, rather than dated. It's like a communication from a simpler world, when entertainment was less frantically paced and humor was gentler. This was the first Bob Hope film I ever saw, and it made me go and explore more of his comedies. If you enjoy this, I'd recommend "Boy Did I Get A Wrong Number" and "I'll Take Sweden", which have a similar comedic tone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By planet9 on December 18, 2012
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I love this movie. Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller were great together. I remember this from seeing it on television when I was a kid and it was great then and it still is now. Good, clean entertainment which is really missing today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Movie Buff on November 11, 2011
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It was a pleasure to once to see an old favourite after a gap of many years. It was the age of clean cut comedy for all ages and with a lesson built in.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 5, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
A old movie that is still a lot of fun to see if you can find it. the two parents and six kids hiding from the mob... a real hope/diller sit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C Todd on March 25, 2013
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Can't beat the classics like this. Includes a great lineup of hilarious cast. A must see for the fan of good ol' clean humor.
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