Fire Sale Poster

Release Date: 1977

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Benny (Vincent Gardenia) owns a department store that is approaching bankruptcy. As he prepares to go on vacation, Benny concocts a scheme to solve his financial problems: He'll get his mentally ill brother-in-law (Sid Caesar) to burn down the store and then he'll collect the insurance money. Meanwhile, Benny leaves his sons, Ezra (Alan Arkin) and Russell (Rob Reiner), in charge of the store. When they discover the money problems, his sons come up with their own solution, and chaos ensues.

Cast: Alan Arkin, Rob Reiner, Vincent Gardenia, Anjanette Comer, Kay Medford, Barbara Dana, Sid Caesar

Director: Alan Arkin

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Family, Underdog, Wife, Hilarious, Father, Madcap, 1970s, Car, Quest, House, Son