Quick Change

The bank robbery was easy. But getting out of New York was a nightmare.
The bank robbery was easy. But getting out of New York was a nightmare.
QUICK CHANGE (12)
D: Howard Franklin & Bill Murray
Warner/Devoted (Robert Greenhut & Bill Murray)
US 1990
88 mins
 
Comedy/Crime
 
W: Howard Franklin [based on the novel by Jay Cronley]
DP: Michael Chapman
Ed: Alan Heim
Mus: Randy Edelman 

 
Bill Murray (Grimm), Geena Davis (Phyllis), Randy Quaid (Loomis), Jason Robards (Chief Walt Rotzinger)
 
Bill Murray stars and co-directs this heist caper, based on a novel which was previously made into a 1985 French farce titled 'Hold Up'.
Murray, dressed in full clown attire, pulls off an ingenious bank robbery with the help of Geena Davis & Randy Quaid as phoney hostages.
The getaway, however, is far from simple, and the trio find themselves in a race against time to get out of New York City whilst a veteran detective is hot on their heels.
The farcical plot merely consists of mishap after mishap, each more ridiculous than the last, and it's mostly down to Bill Murray's laconic performance to provide the amusement.
6/10

Bill Murray in Quick Change
Bill Murray in Quick Change