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Lost in America

Lost in America DVD cover
Directed by Albert Brooks
Produced by Marty Katz
Written by Albert Brooks
Monica Mcgowan Johnson
Starring Albert Brooks
Julie Hagerty
Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein
Cinematography
Editing by
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Released February 15, 1985 (USA)
First Screened {{{screened}}}
Running time 91 min.
Language English
Budget
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Lost in America is a 1985 film starring Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty as yuppies David and Linda Howard who are fed up with the corporate lifestyle. They decide to take their savings and head out to see the country in a Winnebago. The plan goes awry when Linda loses everything at a casino in Las Vegas which culminates into a very ugly argument that almost gets David beaten up by an escaped convict. Out of money and with nowhere to go, the couple ends up in Safford, Arizona. Brooks' character makes attempts to land work through a local pharmacy and eventually ends up at an employment agency. Obnoxiously reminded by a counselor about how he gave up a high paying job in advertising, David gets work as a crossing guard and Linda gets work at the local Der Wienersnitzl. A few days into the dream of dropping out of society, they realize that it's better to get back their old lifestyle and agree to move to New York City. They head to New York to look for work again in the corporate world. Image File history File links Lost_in_America_DVD_cover. ... Albert Brooks Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is a Jewish-American actor, comedian and director. ... Albert Brooks Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is a Jewish-American actor, comedian and director. ... Julie Hagerty (born June 15, 1955) is a comedic actress. ... The WB Shield used from 2003 to present day Warner Bros. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the year. ... Albert Brooks Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is a Jewish-American actor, comedian and director. ... Julie Hagerty (born June 15, 1955) is a comedic actress. ... Yuppie is short for Young Urban Professional. It is used to describe a demographic profile: people, usually between their late twenties and early thirties, generally with graduate degrees. ... Winnebago can refer to: The Winnebago (tribe) of Native Americans with a reservation in Nebraska and Iowa. ... Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Safford is a city located in Graham County, Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 500 km 645 km 0. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...


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