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The Survivors
The Survivors
Actors: Walter Matthau, Robin Williams, Jerry Reed, James Wainwright, Kristen Vigard
Director: Michael Ritchie
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2002     1hr 43min

Two down-on-their-luck men foil a robber and are pursued by him when he is set free on a technicality. Genre: Feature Film-Comedy Rating: PG Release Date: 23-APR-2002 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Walter Matthau, Robin Williams, Jerry Reed, James Wainwright, Kristen Vigard
Director: Michael Ritchie
Creators: Billy Williams, Richard A. Harris, Howard Pine, William Sackheim, Jonathan Reynolds, Michael Leeson
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/23/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1983
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

One of my all time favorite Comedies
M. La Vean | Michigan | 04/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Robin Williams is masterful as a zany survival nut who is being taken advantage of by a scheming businessman preying on fear that society will break down...Walter Matthau is the perfect straight man/foil for Williams...Even though this is an older movie it is a theme which is still timeless...Is society getting ready for the "Big Flush" and how do responsible people respond to it?...Williams and Matthau provide one very funny solution."
It shouldn't work, but it does . . .
Amateur Historian | Jonesboro, AR USA | 05/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The comic premise of this movie is a good one. Two passing acquaintances are thrown together trying to escape a hit-man with bad nerves and colitis---well-played by Jerry Reed. I think Williams does carry the movie, but his repartee with Reed is some of the funniest writing (more likely improvisation) I've ever heard. Whatever this movie lacks is made up for in the scenes pitting Williams' "Donald" against Reed's bad guy. Those scenes are worth the cost of the whole movie. I'm amazed and also happy this one was released on DVD."
Robin williams is hilarious in this film
M. La Vean | 04/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this movie is a genuine treasure to watch. sit back and enjoy one of robin william's best roles. walter matthau and jerry reed round out the cast in a twisting comedy about life, getting fired, and giving society the finger. enjoy"
BRENT BEEN | Tahlequah,Ok | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one that is easily forgotten, but people should rediscover this piece of work. 2 men's lives unexpectedly cross when a diner is robbed. Donald(Williams) Quinelle decides that society is too sick to "survive" and joins a survivalist group in the mountains. Sonny(Matthau) Paluso wants no part of the survivalist mode of living, but in order to save his own life from the armed robber they can both put the finger on he soons joins Quinelle in the survivalist camp. Jerry Reed is the robber and does one heck of a job here. Opening credits use the late Governor Huey Long's "Every Man a King"."