A Fine Mess


Release Date 1986-08-08
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A Fine Mess

A Fine Mess is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Ted Danson and Howie Mandel. The film was intended as a remake of Laurel & Hardy's classic short "The Music Box" and was to be semi-improvised in the same style as the director's earlier comedy, The Party, but studio interference, poor previews and subsequent re-editing resulted in the film becoming a fully scripted chase comedy with very little of the original ideas for the film remaining intact. Writer/director Blake Edwards actually gave television interviews telling audiences to avoid the film. It received overwhelmingly negative reviews and was a box-office failure.

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Actors & Characters

Ted Danson Ted Danson
Howie Mandel Howie Mandel Dennis Powell Dennis Powell
Paul Sorvino Paul Sorvino Tony Pazzo Tony Pazzo
Richard Mulligan Richard Mulligan
Stuart Margolin Stuart Margolin
María Conchita Alonso María Conchita Alonso Claudia Pazzo Claudia Pazzo
Jennifer Edwards Jennifer Edwards
Keye Luke Keye Luke
Rick Ducommun Rick Ducommun


Harry Stradling Jr. Cinematography
Blake Edwards Director
Henry Mancini Music
Tony Adams Producer
Blake Edwards Writer