Tom Hanks: Comedy Favorites Collection [2 Discs] [DVD]

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • The making of The Money Pit'
  • Theatrical trailers for all three films
  • The 'Burbs alternate ending

Synopsis


The 'Burbs
Ward and June Cleaver have nothing on suburban couple Ray and Carol Peterson (Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher). Together with their perfect son, Ray and Carol are so clean that they squeak. Thus, when new neighbors Dr. Werner Klopek (Henry Gibson), Uncle Reuben (Brother Theodore), and Hans (Courtney Gains) begin evincing bizarre behavior, Ray is slightly put out. Carol thinks that Ray is getting all worked up over nothing. Ray and his fellow suburbanites endure all sorts of slapstick misadventures in the vain hope of getting "the goods" on the newcomers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Dragnet
Dan Aykroyd must have practiced for months to perfect his Jack Webb inflections for Dragnet. Screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz's directorial debut (also written by Mankiewicz, along with Aykroyd, and Alan Zweibel) is a gentle spoof of the legendary '50s television police drama -- pitting '50s conservatism smack up against the attitudes of the '80s. Basically, the film is another 48 Hours or Beverly Hills Cop clone. Aykroyd stars as Joe Friday, the nephew of the original Friday. But with his brown suit, fedora, and lockjaw, he could just as well be the incarnation of Jack Webb. He is involuntarily assigned a smart alecky, street-wise partner, Pep Streebeck (Tom Hanks), and they are appointed to investigate a series of religious cult murders in L.A. The two cops follow the trail to a phony televangelist, the Reverend Jonathan Whirley (Christopher Plummer). From there, they are only at step away from uncovering an Orange County-based religious cult calling itself P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy). After sneaking into a secret ceremony, Friday falls in love with the sacrificial victim Connie Swail (Alexandra Paul). So much so that even after his superior Captain Gannon (Harry Morgan, reprising his role from the '60s revival of the Dragnet program) orders him off the case, Friday continues on, with the requisite car chases and crashes that usually climax any '80s cop movie or comedy. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

The Money Pit
Steven Spielberg produced this slapstick comedy of destruction directed by Richard Benjamin. Tom Hanks and Shelley Long star as Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley, an upper middle class New York City couple living in the cramped Manhattan apartment of Anna's ex-husband, Max Beissart (Alexander Godunov). When Max evicts them, the couple purchases a Long Island dream home. But the house proves to be more of a nightmare than a dream, with faucets spewing muck, collapsing staircases, exploding light switches, and crooked repairmen and contractors. As the new home collapses around Walter and Anna, so does their relationship. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Ray Peterson
  • Bruce Dern
    Bruce Dern - Mark Rumsfield
  • Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Fisher - Carol Peterson
  • Rick Ducommun
    Rick Ducommun - Art Weingartner
  • Corey Feldman
    Corey Feldman - Ricky Butler



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hanks: Comedy Favorites

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    Mysterio
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    Tom Hanks: Comedy Favorites are some of the funnest movie's ever made by Tom Hanks. If you need a laugh then get this movie's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great set.

    Posted
    Signification

    This is a very convenient and worthwhile set. Three of Tom Hanks' best comedic roles are included. I got the set mainly for "Dragnet," and I had not seen the other two films prior to the purchase. Here are my ratings: The Money Pit: 7/10 The Burbs: 8/10 Dragnet: 10/10 The only problem is that there aren't very many special features -- just a making-of for "The Money Pit," an alternate ending for "The Burbs" and trailers for each film. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal

    Posted
    xveggiex

    3 of the funniest movies in one set.. How can you go wrong?? Only complaint is 2 of the movies (The 'Burbs and Dragnet) are only in 2 channel audio. Not a big deal since neither of them are action movies but it would have been nice to have the rear channels used for something.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Money pit is the best

    Posted
    Que2
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Money pit makes anyone who owns a fixer upper feel better! Very entertaining!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hanks Money Pit The Burbs

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    Hoot
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    These movies. Will have you crying with laughter..hang on!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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