Outrageous Fortune [DVD] [1987]

The most glaring error on this DVD is the fact that the packaging lists the theatrical trailer as an extra feature when it actually doesn't exist on the disc at all. There's no option to choose it on the menu, and it's not tacked on to the end of the film or listed in the chapter selection. Unfortunately, that phantom trailer is the only "extra" on the disc, making this DVD about as bare bones as it's possible to be. On the positive side, the 1:85 widescreen looks decent and is enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions. The audio is only 2.0 Dolby Surround Sound, however, and available in English or French, which just isn't enough for DVD fans. The story of two feuding women (Bette Midler and Shelley Long) chasing after the same man, Outrageous Fortune is a forgettable film and an even more forgettable DVD. Unless this is your favorite film of all time, it's not even worth the rental.
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Special Features

  • Theatrical trailer
  • French-language track
  • 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • Widescreen [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions


Outrageous Fortune
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

Cast & Crew

  • Shelley Long
    Shelley Long - Lauren Ames
  • Bette Midler
    Bette Midler - Sandy Brozinsky
  • Peter Coyote
    Peter Coyote - Michael
  • Robert Prosky
    Robert Prosky - Stanislov Korzenowski
  • John Schuck
    John Schuck - Atkins

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