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Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
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Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chu Chu and the Philly Flash is a 1981 comedy film starring Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Ruth Buzzi, and Danny Aiello. It was released in 1981 by 20th Century Fox. Arkin plays a down-his-luck former baseball player and Burnett plays a Carmen Miranda-style performer. The film was panned by critics and was not a box office success. Many of the scenes, particularly the exterior scenes of "Chu Chu" home, were filmed in San Francisco's Potrero Hill district.
Plot: drifter, homelessness
Place: san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about satire, farce, catastrophe, mentor, chase, couples and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Chu Chu and the Philly Flash: Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972), HealtH (1980), Dirty Work (1998), An L.A. Minute (2018), Deadhead Miles (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Fictional character, Heidi Abromowitz, is the butt of everyone's jokes.
Plot: pun, tribute, drifter, joke, guest, celebrity
Place: las vegas
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
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Time: 70s
Place: new york
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HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: biting, realistic, suspense, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: satire, hotel, convention, media satire, sexual relations, wedding, couples, political corruption, fighting the system, state affairs, americana, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, tennessee
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Dirty Work (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Unemployed and recently dumped, Mitch and his buddy Sam start a revenge-for-hire business to raise the $50,000 that Sam's father needs to get a heart transplant. The dirty duo brings down a movie theater manager and hires hookers to pose as ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, melancholic, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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An L.A. Minute (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Best-selling author Ted Gold faces a moral dilemma when Velocity, an avant-garde performance artist and the living embodiment of integrity, rocks his 1% world.
Plot: homelessness, class differences, performance art, radio show, newspaper headline
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Deadhead Miles (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alan Arkin, dressed like a sea captain, aimlessly sails the American highways in his 18 wheeler mumbling manic, southern accented non sequiturs; carnivalizing roadside stops and happenstance towns while out-wierding cops and weigh stations with his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, surreal
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Bad Medicine (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jeff Marx wants to study medicine and become a physician. However, his grades are far from enough to get him into an American medical school. But then he gets a chance to study medicine abroad in a small Latin American dictatorship governed by the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: medical school, crimes, love and romance, doctors and patients, love affair, fighting the system, power relations, friends, rescue, forgery, society, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cult film, funny ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, pregnancy, suburban life, dysfunctional family, espionage, elderly, clergy, single parent, siblings relations, love and romance, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
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So Fine (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, unusual plot structure ...
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The “@midnight” host makes things very funcomfortable for the packed house at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco as he explores awkward and sometimes super creepy memories from both childhood and today. With “the energy of SpongeBob ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: surprise ending
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32%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: dark
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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