Childhood Films Blogathon – Scavenger Hunt (1979)


This is part of the wonderful Childhood Films Blogathon being hosted by Caz of Let’s Go To The Movies

scavenger hunt“Where we gonna find a toilet? ” – Jackson

Number of Times Seen – Who knows??? (Lots of times on cable,31 Mar 2009 and  16 Jul 2015)

Brief Synopsis – After a board game millionaire’s death, he challenges his potential heirs to a scavenger hunt to determine who gets his fortune.

My Take on it – As a kid, I loved to take part in treasure hunts, scavenger hunts and all sorts of adventures.

One day, I accidentally came across this movie on cable and it very quickly became one of my favorites in the “hunt” genre.

I would watch it over and over because I constantly enjoyed the way that this movie is able to combine humor, adventure and drama all wrapped up in a contest.

The list of recognizable actors in this movie both in small roles or main roles is unbelievable; Dirk Benedict, Willie Aimes, James Coco, Roddy McDowell, Richard Benjamin, Scatman Crothers, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Richard Mulligan, Tony Randall, Arnold Schwarzenegger Stephen Furst, Richard Masur, and Vincent Price.

I always secretly wished that this movie would be longer or at least give us a chance the see the entire list of items needed by the teams.

Regardless, this is a really fun movie that always keeps me laughing all the way through.

Bottom Line – Such a fun movie that combines humor, adventure and lots of famous actors to give us a highly entertaining film that keeps you in stitches right until the end. Amazing concept that could have been even longer but works amazingly. Highly recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The character Marvin Dummitz and the story of Mr. Parker’s business partner having had the misfortune to hail Dummitz’s cab and never making it to the meeting is a parody of the real-life story of Melvin Dummar and Howard Hughes, which was later told straight in Melvin and Howard. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

_______________________________________

Check out my *updated* movie stats here

To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link

To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)

Here is a link to my moviemary index A-Z

9 thoughts on “Childhood Films Blogathon – Scavenger Hunt (1979)

  1. Pingback: Childhood Films Blogathon | Let's Go To The Movies

  2. Pingback: Temporal Top Ten – 1979 |

  3. Pingback: Ready or Not (2019) | MovieRob

Let me Know what you think!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.