It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 film about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 in stolen cash by a diverse and colorful group of strangers.

Directed by Stanley Kramer. Written by William Rose and Tania Rose.
It's The Biggest Entertainment Ever To Rock The Screen With Laughter! (taglines)


  • I'm coming, Mama! (while he drives as fast as he can to his mama, Ethel Merman)


Lennie Pike: So lets see, now, I got 1 share for being 1 person, 1 share for going down the hill, 1 share for the truck, and 1 share for being a person in the truck, but no matter how you figure it out, I still don't get as much as anybody else!
Melville Crump: Let me explain once more. [Points pen at J. Russell Finch, Mrs. Marcus, and Emmeline Marcus-Finch] Them, their group, they, those 3, they get $112,000. [Points pen at Dingy Bell and Benjy Benjamin] Those over there, them, they get $97,000. [Points pen at himself and Monica] We, we, us they get $84,000. [Points pen at Pike] And you, by yourself, you get $56,000, alone, and that's tax free money.
Lennie Pike: What do you mean "tax free"?
Culpeper: I don't think you have to worry about that. My wife is divorcing me; my mother in-law is suing me for damages; my daughter is petitioning the court to get her name changed; my pension has been revoked, and the ONLY reason, that you ten idiots will very likely get off lightly, is because the judge will have me up throw the book at!


  • It's The Biggest Entertainment Ever To Rock The Screen With Laughter!
  • If ever this mad, mad, mad, mad world needed "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world" it's now! (1970 reissue)
  • Everybody who's ever been funny is in it!


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