The Survivors

The Survivors
The Survivors
  • R
  • 1h 43m
  • 1983
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When Academy Award® winners Walter Matthau and Robin Williams team up as a pair of lovable losers pursued by a psychopathic killer, you can bet that madness and mayhem are not far behind. Donald Quinelle (Williams), a rising sales executive, is sacked by his boss's pet parrot the same day that Sonny Paluso (Matthau) watches his gas station go up in flames. Drowning their sorrows at a coffee shop, the two New Yorkers disarm a would-be bandit Jack Locke (Jerry Reed), and briefly become media heroes - then quickly learn about the price and perils of survival in an insane world. Jack is freed by a bureaucratic slip-up and goes gunning for Sonny and Donald, who discover that their survival depends on their friendship at all costs. The unique blend of Williams' frenzied humor and Matthau's subtle wit makes the Survivors an outrageously hilarious comedy.
© 1983 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

An aimless, unfocused social comedy, The Survivors misfires on just about every level.

June 21, 2017
Time Out

It's a bland piece of merchandise.

June 21, 2017
TV Guide

Williams, Matthau, and Reed struggle with the material and generate some bright moments, but overa...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:June 22, 1983
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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