The Cheap Detective (DVD)
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Edition: -- Leading Role: Peter Falk
Rating: PG Director: Robert Moore
Release Date: Nov 13, 2001 Genre: Comedy
UPC: 043396903999 Sub-Genre: --
Region: DVD: 1 (US, CA)
Detailed item info
Neil Simon's spoof of CASABLANCA and THE MALTESE FALCON, among others, tells the story of private detective Lou Peckinpaugh (Falk), a man accused of killing his own partner. As Peckinpaugh follows a trail of looney characters around San Francisco, he uncovers a plot involving a dozen diamonds hidden in an egg carton. Meanwhile, he also attempts to help members of the French Resistance find safe passage to Oakland. In addition to all this lunacy, he must assist the group in the search for their missing Liquor License. It was stolen by a Member of the Nazi Party -- which just so happens to be based in Cincinnati! Falk is hysterical in this entertaining send-up of classic cinema.
Producer: Ray Stark
Cast: Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar, Marsha Mason, Stockard Channing, John Houseman, Phil Silvers, Paul Williams, Eileen Brennan, Ann-Margret, Vic Tayback, Abe Vigoda, Peter Falk, Scatman Crothers, Fernando Lamas, Madeline Kahn, Nicol Williamson, Louise Fletcher, James Coco
"...Hilarious and loving....Once again, Simon's sure writing touch is evident in a fully-developed plot which is loaded with humor..."
Variety - Murf. (06/07/1978)
"...[Most important] are the inspirations -- large and small -- that do work beautifully..."
New York Times - Vincent Canby (06/23/1978)
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