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  • Actors: Laura Devon, Craig Stevens, Edward Asner, Albert Paulsen, Sherry Jackson
  • Directors: Blake Edwards
  • Writers: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty
  • Producers: Blake Edwards, Dick Crockett, Ken Wales, Owen Crump
  • Format: NTSC
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JKCE
  • Learn more about "Gunn" on IMDb

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Jacoby, Ed Asner is an excellent replacement.
David Stilwell
A worthy extension of the legacy of Peter Gunn, Gunn is a solid crime drama, with some pretty good acting performances.
trebe
Jacoby (Edward Asner), no-nonsense nightclub owner Mother (Helen Traubel), and Gunn's best girl, Edie (Laura Devon).
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By specimen unknown on January 17, 2011
Format: DVD
Gunn - Number One!

Blake Edwards directed this big-screen adaptation of the once-popular TV detective series Peter Gunn, which Edwards helped create. Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) is a tough but polished private eye who fights crime with the help of friendly advice from an inside source at the police department, Lt. Jacoby (Edward Asner), no-nonsense nightclub owner Mother (Helen Traubel), and Gunn's best girl, Edie (Laura Devon). When a top crime boss is assassinated, Gunn is called in to investigate. Fusco (Albert Paulson) is a mobster poised to take over the city's criminal empire, and Daisy Jane (Marion Marshall) is a madame who thinks that Fusco pulled the trigger to further his own career. Jane wants Gunn to dig up the truth about Fusco, though Daisy Jane turns out to be the one with the biggest secret of all. Gunn retains Henry Mancini's memorable theme music from the original show, and brought back Craig Stevens, who played Peter Gunn on the original TV series, though Herschel Bernardi and Lola Albright were replaced as (respectively) Jacoby and Edie.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 5, 2013
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For three seasons (1958-61), Craig Stevens played private eye Peter Gunn on a half hour television program of the same name. Some six years after the series left the air, Stevens returns to the role of Peter Gunn, in the full length feature film Gunn (1967) (aka Peter Gunn, Detective Special), which features the detective doing what he does best, moving through the shadowy underworld of Los Angeles, investigating a murder. The film also features series creator Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther films) as director, and Henry Mancini who composed the iconic Peter Gunn Theme, also returns to provide the music for film.

While at sea on his yacht, a big shot gangster named Scarlotti and his mistress, are perforated by machine gun fire. As Scarlotti once saved his life, Peter Gunn becomes involved in the murder investigation, joining forces with his friend police Lt. Jacoby (Edward Asner). Scarlotti's successor, a man named Fusco (Albert Paulsen) is the prime suspect.

In the Peter Gunn television program, things moved quickly, as there was little time to spare. The movie version features a more relaxed pace, as Gunn actually has the time follow up on numerous leads, question a number of suspects, and engage with several women.

Like the TV show, the nightclub called Mothers is Gunn's favorite hangout, and Edie (Laura Devon), a singer there, is currently Gunn's main squeeze. Their relationship hits the skids, when a gorgeous young chick named Samantha (Sherry Jackson), unexpectedly appears in Gunn's bedroom.

With some violent deaths, and a number of twists and turns, this is a stylish and engaging little murder mystery.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By William J. Finn on September 28, 2012
Format: DVD
If you could actually see this film on DVD, you might see the composer of the famous
Peter Gunn music in a rare cameo part, playing the piano in the floating casino(?) while
a yound lady runs her fingers though Hanks very short 'do. Kinda campy. I love both Hank
and Craig (Stevens) and Blake (Edwarda) so I can't wait for this movie to be made available
on DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jay Nevins on February 4, 2014
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Peter Gunn was the first TV detective that was hip, cool and suave Jazz, sexy women, humorous dialogue and great characters. This movie is a flashback to the fifties. Button down shirts, big hair and bell bottoms trousers.

Except for the smooth Craig Stevens all the supporting cast is different than the TV series. However, they were actually better in their rolls, especially Ed Asner as LT. Jacoby.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol J. Rader on January 4, 2014
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The titles have French articles but the characters are the classic American cast. Edward Asner is particularly good. And it is in Color, and the series was in black and white.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diceman on December 27, 2013
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Written and directed by the great Blake Edwards, Craig Stevens puts the C in cool as Private Detective, Peter Gunn. This is west coast hip, mid 1960 style. Theme song by Henry Mancini with a great bass riff and those hot horns takes on a life of its own. This series set the stage for director/writer Blake Edwards and Mancini collaboration in the great Pink Panther movies that followed later. I can't watch it enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martha P. Miller on August 11, 2013
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TV doesn't treat us to writing on this level very often. This is a great episode, with brilliant dialogue, and the Peter Gunn character is Cary Grant reincarnated. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Burton on June 8, 2013
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Loved it then and although I have aged many years, Peter Gunn is still the same.
Love it now and wish there were more of this type today.
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