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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Steve is getting ahead using Raffles' ability to pick winning TV shows. He lies to Jen and when she finds out, proposes to her. This persuades Jen to fall for Steve's logic. In the end, Steve apologizes and makes amends.
Violence & Scariness
Pratfalls and wacky stunts on the ledge of a building. Raffles the chimp is put in a sack and tossed around, but seems unfazed by it.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A chaste kiss or two between Steve and Jen.
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The executives call one another names like "pea-brained" and so forth.
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Products & Purchases
When Steve wins an award he receives a beautiful sports car. His apartment is decked out in plush trappings.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
TV execs stir drinks in meetings that could be alcoholic. Jen serves a glass of wine with dinner
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a story about a young mailroom clerk who wants to get ahead in business so badly that he lies about his methods of advancement, taking credit for somebody else's accomplishments. He makes amends in the end. Pratfalls and stunts on the ledge of a building may make some viewers nervous. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The entire cast plays their comedic roles to the hilt in this goofy romp. The movie harks back to an optimistic time, when teens going to night school sought to advance their careers based on their luck and timing. Kurt Russell plays this sympathetic character very well, epitomizing the easygoing, bright California kid of the 1970s. A young John Ritter makes an appearance as Roger, the boss' nephew, highlighting his budding comedic talents.
If you like to see primates dressed in cute pajamas or tiny plumbers' outfits and enjoy the throwback style of The Brady Bunch TV show, this one is for you.
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