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Thursday's Game (1974)



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The inspired pairing of Gene Wilder and Bob Newhart has more potential than Thursday's Game, which saddles the stars with typical uninteresting television production values and a pace that feels stretched to fit its time slot. Nonetheless, there is a cutting wit to James L. Brooks' script, and the stars -- also including Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, and still more television icons of the era -- shine with its delivery. Overlong or no, there are more than enough funny moments to make this worth a viewing.