Release dateFebruary 9, 1977 (1977-02-09) WriterDavid Giler (screenplay), Jerry Belson (screenplay), Mordecai Richler (screenplay), Gerald Gaiser (story) ScreenplayMordecai Richler, Jerry Belson, David Giler CastGeorge Segal (Dick Harper), Jane Fonda (Jane Harper), Ed McMahon (Charlie Blanchard), Fred Willard (Bob), Richard Gautier (Dr. Will), Allan Miller (Loan Company Manager) Similar moviesGeorge Segal appears in Fun with Dick and Jane and Carbon Copy
Fun with dick and jane 2005 film
Fun with Dick and Jane is a 1977 American comedy film starring George Segal and Jane Fonda. Directed by Ted Kotcheff, the film is caustically critical of the "anarchy" of the American way of life.
The character names come from the Dick and Jane series of children's educational books, and the title is taken from the title of one of the books in the series.
Dick Harper is a successful aerospace engineer in Los Angeles, where he and wife Jane have a lovely house, with a swimming pool and new lawn under way. Due to financial reversals at the business, however, Dick's boss, Charlie Blanchard, suddenly fires him.
Dick and Jane owe more than $70,000 and abruptly find themselves with no income. His attempts to find other gainful employment fail. Jane lands a fashion modeling appearance at a restaurant that becomes a fiasco. Dick ends up applying for unemployment and food stamps, while Jane's wealthy parents, rather than helping, advise them to use this experience positively as a life lesson.
Unable to come up with any other solution to their problems, Dick and Jane turn to a life of crime. They make an effort to select their victims judiciously – robbing the telephone company, for example, which makes the customers in line cheer. In time, Dick and Jane weigh their guilty consciences against their needs, trying to get back their old lives and stay out of jail.
George Segal as Dick Harper
Jane Fonda as Jane Harper
Ed McMahon as Charlie Blanchard
Dick Gautier as Dr. Will
Allan Miller as Loan company manager
Hank Garcia as Raoul Esteban
John Dehner as Jane's father
Mary Jackson as Jane's mother
Walter Brooke as Mr. Weeks
Sean Frye as Billy
Fred Willard as Bob
Thayer David as Deacon
Burke Byrnes as Roger
Dewayne Jesse as Robber
Anne Ramsey as Employment applicant
Jon Christian Erickson as Transsexual
Jay Leno (uncredited) as Carpenter
Fun with Dick and Jane received mixed reviews from critics. The film currently holds a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 reviews.
A remake, also entitled Fun with Dick and Jane was released in 2005, starring Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni.