Scavenger Hunt (1979, USA) C-116m. ** D: Michael Schultz. Starring Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Roddy McDowall, Robert Morley, Richard Mulligan, Tony Randall, Dirk Benedict, Meat Loaf, Vincent Price, Avery Schreiber, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Attempt to create a big comedy along the lines of IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD$ (1963) is an interesting failure. Dying Price will leave his fortune to the one who will collect the most points in insane scavenger hunt. Sounds irresistible, but direction is totally incompetent, and the laughs are not there all the time. Too bad. Unavailable to the home video market for many years.

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