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1986, Buena Vista, 103 min, USA, Dir: Paul Mazursky

In this hilarious reworking of Jean Renoir’s BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING, Dave Whiteman (Richard Dreyfuss) and wife Barbara (Bette Midler) seem to have it all - a beautiful house, two kids and a Border Collie - but something’s missing. When the homeless Jerry Baskin (Nick Nolte) tries to drown himself in the Whitemans’ pool, Dave thinks he’s found someone who understands that life is more than material wealth; however, Jerry adapts to luxury with surprising ease. With Little Richard. “A California comedy that is generous and scathing in equal measure.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times.

1975, Universal, 124 min, Dir: Steven Spielberg

Roy Scheider is a sheriff confronting crowds of sunbathers, self-serving local politicians and - most important - a monstrous great white shark over the Fourth of July weekend in Martha’s Vineyard. With Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss.

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