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Cheap Detective [DVD] [1978] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Peter Falk , Ann-Margret , Robert Moore    DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar, Stockard Channing
  • Directors: Robert Moore
  • Writers: Neil Simon
  • Producers: Margaret Booth, Michael Friedman, Ray Stark
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Nov 2001
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005Q4D6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,459 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars neil simons better effort 12 Nov 2009
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stellar cast,witty script and so many parodies of old classic film noirs you can play along at home and add them up!for me madeline khan and eileen brennan (playing chanteuse betty la boop)are just two of the highlites in this very funny movie.neil simons plays can be a bit hit and miss when put on a screen but this is my favourite.highly recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value For Money. 24 Aug 2008
I am surprised that there is not more complimentary reviews for this movie. To put it briefly, any genuine movie fan with a particular love of Warner Bros films of the forties, will love it. Aficionados of 'Casablanca', 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'To Have And To Have Not' will be amazed how clever the comedy dialogue is, but after viewing this I doubt that they will ever treat those three great films seriously again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bordering 1 Feb 2006
By bernie VINE VOICE
This film is a detective spoof that attempts to mix characters and stories form films such as Casa Blanca, and “The Maltese Falcon”. All the characters are played by well known actors. Some of the actors could have challenged the originals.
One line I will have to use by Lou Peckinpaugh to the cab driver, “No tip, I’m a war veteran.”
This formula worked better in “Murder by Death” (1976); however they tried too hard and missed the target. The puns and site gags were old hat or targeted to too small an audience. The train of thought could not focus long enough to be funny. If you really line detective farces with well known actors you may want to watch “Clue” (1985).
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