1990. Directed by Bill Murray & Howard Franklin.
A Dear John letter to New York City and one of Bill Murray's finest performances, Quick Change is a forgotten comedic odyssey.
Bill Murray, Geena Davis, and Randy (Steals every scene) Quaid star as a trio of bank robbers who've had enough of the Rotten Apple and pull a heist with dreams of escaping to a tropical paradise. Their subsequent escape from the city is a series of disasters that result in side splitting ambrosia.
Jason Robards delivers a formidable performance as the police chief on their trail, and the film's beauty is in how Murray and Robards are different sides of the same coin, two civil servants who are fed up with their plights. Rounding out the cast are hilarious cameos by Stanley Tucci, Philip Bosco, Jamey Sheridan, Bob Elliot, Tony Shalhoub, and the legendary Kurtwood Smiith.
Howard Franklin's script is on fire with quotable one liners that have persevered for over 25 years. Michael Chapman's camera picks up the streets of NYC with disarming, albeit oddball humanity, including a hilarious joust with mop handles.
All of these pieces come together to deliver a flat out good time. Comedy for comedy sake, without intent or malign and it's a wondrous expedience. Enjoy.