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Whiffs (1975)

A private applies to be a test subject for the military's new chemical weapons program. After many tests he decides to use his knowledge on chemical warfare to rob banks. He will need a partner, though.

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Ted Post
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Dudley Frapper
Eddie Albert ... Colonel Lockyer
Harry Guardino ... Chops Mulligan
Godfrey Cambridge ... Dusty
Jennifer O'Neill ... Lt. Scottie Hallam
Alan Manson Alan Manson ... Det. Sgt. Poultry
Don 'Red' Barry ... Sgt. Post (as Donald 'Red' Barry)
James Brown ... State Trooper
Richard Masur ... Lockyer's Aide
Karl Lukas Karl Lukas ... Bartender Wally (as Karl Lucas)
Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Gopian
Matt Greene Matt Greene ... Sentry
Larry Marmorstein Larry Marmorstein ... Police Dispatcher
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Civilian Doctor
Philip Roth Philip Roth ... Waiter (as Phil Roth)
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Storyline

A private applies to be a test subject for the military's new chemical weapons program. After many tests he decides to use his knowledge on chemical warfare to rob banks. He will need a partner, though.

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The Army's prize guinea pigs turn on the gas! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1979 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

W.H.I.F.F.S. See more »

Filming Locations:

Dugway, Utah, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Brut Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Film debut of Richard Masur. See more »

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Soundtracks

You Can Do It Without the Army
Music by George Barrie
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Original and hysterical history.
18 December 2002 | by mscott81See all my reviews

I disagree with mister Atwood, the movie was blackly funny and I am sure close to someone's home. One of the few things Clinton did well (or at least in his Presidency) was uncover government secrets and reveal them. This was just ahead of its time.

Harry G and Elliot scene where they trying to carry on a conversation while being tested is very funny as well as other scenes.


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