The Best of Times

The Best of Times (1986)

A comedy about life, hope, and getting even.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1986-01-31
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 106 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Kings Road Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Roger Spottiswoode
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From 106 Ratings


A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.

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  • Robin Williams

    as Jack Dundee
  • Kurt Russell

    as Reno Hightower
  • Pamela Reed

    as Gigi Hightower
  • Holly Palance

    as Elly Dundee
  • Donald Moffat

    as Herbert ("The Colonel")
  • Margaret Whitton

    as Darla Robinson
  • M. Emmet Walsh

    as Charlie
  • Donovan Scott

    as Eddie
  • R.G. Armstrong

    as Schutte
  • Dub Taylor

    as Mac
  • Carl Ballantine

    as Arturo
  • Kathleen Freeman

    as Rosie
  • Tony Plana

    as Chico
  • Kirk Cameron

    as Teddy Hightower
  • Robyn Lively

    as Jaki Dundee
  • Eloy Casados

    as Carlos
  • Jeff Doucette

    as Olin
  • Anne Haney

    as Marcy
  • Bill Overton

    as Luther Jackson
  • Peter Van Norden

    as Mando
  • Patrick Brennan

    as Ronny
  • Jeff Severson

    as Johnny 'O'
  • Hap Lawrence

    as Dickie Larue
  • Nicholas Shields

    as Bam Bam
  • Hugo Stanger

    as Old Man Lester
  • Wayne Montanio

    as Felipe
  • Michael Lopez

    as Blade
  • William G. Schilling

    as Caribou #1
  • Hugh Gillin

    as Caribou #2
  • Jake Dengel

    as Caribou #4
  • Linda Hart

    as Blender #1
  • Hilary Anderson

    as Michelle
  • Marie Cain

    as Blender #2
  • Christopher Mankiewicz

    as Safari Room Security Guard
  • J.P. Bumstead

    as Cop
  • Robert Dickman

    as Taft Business Man
  • Tracey Gold

    as Jaki's Friend (uncredited)
Writing Ron Shelton Writer
Directing Roger Spottiswoode Director
Directing James Dyer Assistant Director
Directing Harry V. Bring Second Assistant Director
Crew Rick Avery Stunts
Sound Arthur B. Rubinstein Music
Production Gordon Carroll Producer
Production David Rubin Casting
Camera Charles F. Wheeler Director of Photography
Editing Garth Craven Editor
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Norris Costume Design
Art Marc E. Meyer Jr. Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Silvia Abascal Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Brad Wilder Makeup Artist
Crew Dick Warlock Stunt Double
Visual Effects Garry Elmendorf Special Effects Supervisor