CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 1980
Country: United States
Run Time: 90 minutes


Following a record-breaking world premiere in Seattle, SITTING DUCKS was acclaimed as "American comedy at its best" by the Arizona Republic. With $750,000 stuffed into the tires of their Cadillac limousine, two would-be crooks hightail it to the Florida coast, where their dreams of early retirement on easy street hinge on catching a flight to Costa Rica. But their love of two women (one full of woe, the other of sexual zeal) stands in their way. Director Jaglom, working with a budget under one million dollars, has created a film in which obsessions, neuroses and aspirations, rather than visual gags or punch lines, provide the humor. Jaglom's message is clear: "Life is worth living."

"Emil and Norman are the Laurel and Hardy of our age of anxiety." - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Henry Jaglom

Sunny Side Up

Paul Glickman

Principal Cast
Michael Emil, Zack Norman, Patrice Townsend, Irene Forrest, Henry Jaglom, Richard Romanus

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