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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
The synopsis of the movie: An eccentric toy company magnate (voice of Vincent Price)dies and wills his estate to the winner(s) of a strange Scavenger Hunt. The family members and servants form teams to obtain odd things like an ostrich, an authentic suit of armor and the "worlds fattest man" each of which is worth a number of points. The movie is very amusing and great for children and adults.

I find it perplexing that they (whoever "they" is!) will not release this classic on DVD. Most of the humor is not side-splitting, but not vulgar either. In fact, most if it's downright corny, but it's a good movie when youre in the mood for something not complicated. Judging from all the commmentary on this page, it seems to have a huge "cult" fan base! I keep thinking that "they" could make a boatload of money if they did rerelease it.

I also wish they would release this on DVD so I could share it with my kids. Furthermore, I find it perplexing that no one has released it yet since some of the biggest names in the 70's show up in this movie. Among these are: Richard Benjamin, Dirk Benedict, Cloris Leachman, Tony Randall - to name a few.

I have looked for the rerelease of this movie for about 8 years on Amazon. I'm starting to think there's a conspiracy. Maybe one of those "korean copies" will do... nyah
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 1999
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The first time I saw this movie I ended up laughing so hard mystomach hurt. The part where the chauffeur, the butler and the cooktry to steal a cash register from a convenience store (as one of the items needed for their scavenger hunt) and James Coco puts a pair of panty hose over his face with the legs hanging down in front(so he wouldn't be recognizable) was absolutely hysterical. Georgie (Richard Masur) is another winner as the spoiled and malicious son of Cloris Leachman. This entire movie was fun from beginning to end and it's loaded with great movie stars. This movie reminded me a little of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, World" (my absolute favorite movie of all time ) Do yourself a favor and buy this movie. It will have you laughing until you cry !
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2000
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Scavenger Hunt is one of the best films of the 70's. I laughed really hard at parts like when Duane (stuart Pankin)eats Cheeseburgers , frys , apple turnovers, a pizza , and a dozen donuts and he turns around to Dirk Benedict and Willie Aames and says ''Guys my stomach is starting to Growl!''.the part where Scum (Meatloaf)and his biker freinds beat up Stuart (Richard Benjamin) for touching there bikes then they run over him.There are so many other hilarious parts in the film too.This Film also has an allstar cast with James Coco , Richard mulligan , Richard Benjamin, Cleavon Little,& Scatman Crothers in the lead roles with Special appearances from Meatloaf whose ''Bat Out of hell'' album was 3x platinium , Avery Schreiber A great comedian,Vincent Price , and Arnold Schwarzenegger Whom got lots of sucess with Terminator and other action films.A great show about how far people will go for money , in this case a wealthy game creator dies and his will is left in form of a scavenger Hunt .
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2005
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Movies like this aren't made anymore. Can you imagine Tom

Cruise or Angelina Jolie making (or being in) a film like Scavenger Hunt? Though a lot of big stars (at the time) are in this movie, it's not a serious movie, nor is it meant to be. In fact, that's the beauty of this movie. I could describe the plot, etc. in detail (I've seen it at least 50 times), but suffice it to say that on a warm, summer day in 1979 (in San Diego), a diverse group of people set out to win $200 million dollars by taking part in a scavenger hunt. This movie is dumb, most of the acting is amateur or 'phoned in', and the action is near nonexistent until the end. But, again, if you like this kind of movie, you're in no hurry to see the movie end. You like the characters because they try so hard to make the best of a thin script and contrived action and humor. I'm a fan of what I call 'C' movies. Movies that were intended to be good (someone thought so at some point), but really aren't in the 'normal' sense. These types of movies differ from 'B' movies in that they're not niche, genre, etc. type movies that will appeal to a specific cult audience (such as "Evil Dead" or "Repo Man"), but movies that, for lack of a better way to put it, failed. But, only at the box office. These types of movies don't make any money, but in the long run, fans of them don't care. Like "Midnight Madness", "Scavenger Hunt" is very much a movie of its time, i.e. the late 70s. This was a laid back time in the U.S.A., and movies like this 'slipped' out of major studios from time to time. Studios don't allow things like that to happen anymore. Enjoy this movie in the spirit of 'beautiful accidents', and you may discover something that you won't find in any of today's movies. I'd sure like to ask

Arnold about this movie...
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2003
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This is a classic comedy. Cleverly written. Great acting. I am puzzled why this movie has not been rereleased on DVD!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2005
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I saw this movie when it came out in 1979 with a few friends of mine and we laughed through the entire movie that I would not simply forget that the lady in front of us didn't like hearing us laugh as much as we did.

Vincent Price, though he was such a small part of this movie started this priceless movie off with a bang.

I cannot believe that this movie is not on DVD and such horrible movies I have seen are. I wore out the 2 VHS copies I have had through the years. Don't think of this movie as just a 70's movie. This movie will make you laugh through and through. Please someone out there read this and put this pure classic on DVD please.

My children couldn't wait to eat at a "Jack In the Box" after seeing this movie. In the South, we don't have them but recently took a trip to Texas the girls had to have their picture with the Jack In the Box Clown for their Souvenier picture. Funny..............Real Run.......YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2004
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I love this movie. It is by far one of my favorites. I can't watch it enought. No matter how many times I see it, it never loses the humor. I really wish they would put this on DVD. I can't believe they haven't yet. I have had 3 copies of it and I have worn out all 3, and am trying to get a 4th. I can't even think of a movie that can come close to Scavenger Hunt. The actors are great.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2005
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This movie should be on DVD!!! Why is is not?? Whenever I need a good laugh I pop in this VHS. I am a social worker in a nursing home and know that laughing is not only therapeutic, but an excellent way in which to unwind after a stressful day. This film has a cast of excellent comedic talent which is not seen in today's films. Please do whatever it takes to release this on DVD.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2007
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This movie has an all star cast and is outstanding. I do agree with just about everyone who has posted their review on here it SHOULD be on DVD. A very rich millionaire puts together a scavenger hunt in the efforts to get a fortune that he leaves if they win the race. Richard Benjamin, Cloris Leachman, and Richard Masur end up as one team, Willie Ames (Eight Is Enough), Dirk Benedict (A-Team) and a girl they have join them is another team, Avery Schriver I think is his name makes a cameo appearance who was the former spokesperson for Frito Lay's Doritos commercials. English actor Robert Morley, the late Scatman Corruthers, and the late Richard Mulligan (Empty Nest). Most of these actors that are in this ARE LATE. The late Roddy McDowall, the late Clevon Little (Blazing Saddles) the late James Coco just to name a few. Even Tony Randall is in this. And believe it or not, the governor of California himself ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGAR makes a cameo in this. When it comes to the part of where Tony Randall was getting a medicine ball for his scavenger hunt list, he comes to this workout gym where Schwarzenaggar is, and he throws it to Randall, and it crashes out the window. And they kidnap five ostriches for their contest. Also the funny part is when the servants team (Little, Coco, McDowall and some maid with a french accent) steal a toilet from a hotel and it shatters into thousands of pieces. I hope FOX HOME VIDEO puts this classic out on DVD cause I would definitely buy it!!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2003
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This has got to be one of my all time favorites movies. I remember watching it as a kid on TV and recently found it at a used book store on VHS. I have watched it several more times and hope my tape holds out until the decide to put this on DVD. It really is a shame that it has not been put on DVD yet.
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