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Outrageous Fortune Details


Two women with serious differences are forced to look out for each other in this anarchic comedy. Sandy (Bette Midler) and Lauren (Shelley Long) are a pair of struggling actresses who don't get along especially well -- and are even less fond of each other when they discover that they're both dating the same man, Michael (Peter Coyote). However, when Michael suddenly goes missing, they discover that he's actually an espionage agent working with a foreign government, and as they set out to find him, they learn that he has implicated them in his schemes. Now Sandy and Lauren are stuck with each other as they look for Michael while trying to outrun the law. Outrageous Fortune also stars George Carlin as Frank, a burned-out '60s holdover who the women meet along the way. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 30, 1987


Shelley Long
as Lauren Ames
Bette Midler
as Sandy Brozinsky
Peter Coyote
as Michael
Robert Prosky
as Stanislov Korzenowski
John Schuck
as Atkins
George Carlin
as Frank
Anthony Heald
as Weldon
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Cab Driver
Philip L. Mead
as Airport Security Guard
Neil Hunt
as Fencing Teacher
Mike Henry
as Russian
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Russian
Ade Small
as Ballet Teacher
Bill Marcus
as Dispatcher
Tom Lillard
as Vasily
Tony Epper
as Russell
John de Santi
as Police Lieutenant
Sandra Eng
as Newswoman
Gary Morgan
as Panansky
Barney Garcia
as Pick-Up Truck Rider
Eyan Williams
as Black Girl Dancer
Bill Hart
as Boyd
Barbara DeKins
as Airport Woman
Carol-Ann Susi
as Receptionist
Florence Stanley
as Ticket Agent
Johnny Sanchez
as Puerto Rican Kid
Mali Finn
Thom Dillon
as Security Officer Brown
Roger Engstrom
as Airport Husband
Anna Marie Wieder
as Ruby, Hooker
Coral Kassel
as Meter Maid
Diana Bellamy
as Madam
Christopher McDonald
as George (as Chris McDonald)
Joan McMurtrey
as Fencer #2
Steve Rotblatt
as Eddie
James McIntire
as Bartender
Lynn Stalmaster
James Espinoza
as Pick-Up Truck Rider
Sally Brown
as Actress
J.W. Smith
as Dealer
Lonna Montrose
as Airport Patron
Tammy Manville
as Ballet Dancer For Lauren
Greg Mace
as Policeman
Alexis Cruz
Jerry Zaks
as Tobacco Clerk
Robert Pastorelli
as Dealer
Donald Ambabo
as Helicopter Pilot
Bob O'Connell
as Gate Attendant
Bunny Summers
as Costume Lady
R.G. Clayton
as Coroner
Pat Santino
as Security Guard


Arthur Hiller
Ted Field
Robert W. Cort
Leslie Dixon
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Rolf
Judith Stevens
Production Designer
Sandy Veneziano
Art Director
Peter V. Herald
Martin Mickelson
Jim Van Wyck
Associate Producer
Daniel Maltese
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Dennis Dion
Special Effects
Jim Van Wyck
First Assistant Director
Glenn Wilder
Lynn Stalmaster
Mali Finn
Del Armstrong
Peter V. Herald
Unit Production Manager