The Cheap Detective 1978 PG CC

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(8) IMDb 6.5/10
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A loving parody of THE MALTESE FALCON and CASABLANCA as seen through the eyes of ace private eye, Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk).

Starring:
Peter Falk, Ann-Margret
Runtime:
1 hour 33 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Cheap Detective

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Romance, Mystery, Comedy
Director Robert Moore
Starring Peter Falk, Ann-Margret
Supporting actors Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar, Stockard Channing, James Coco, Dom DeLuise, Louise Fletcher, John Houseman, Madeline Kahn, Fernando Lamas, Marsha Mason, Phil Silvers, Abe Vigoda, Paul Williams, Nicol Williamson, Emory Bass, Carmine Caridi, James Cromwell, Scatman Crothers
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Wilkins on December 22, 2013
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I remember seeing this at the theatre when it was released in 1978. The audience loved it and so did I. Well-written with an awesome cast, and a simpler type of humor from simpler times (a good thing). I'm a huge Bogart fan, and this parody combining "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon" is quit simply a hoot. The supporting performances by Eileen Brennan, Marsha Mason, Louise Fletcher, Ann-Margret, Madeline Kahn, and Stockard Channing--all impeccable. Comedy, like cuisine, is to taste. This one should leave you with a belly full of delicious laughs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Walt Petrick on January 8, 2014
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A knowledge of "The maltise Falcon" and "Casablanca" would help, but it is still a very entertaining and funny movie.
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Lots of laughs in this comedy homage to Bogart movies. A must watch for anyone who likes Peter Falk and an all star cast!
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I'm not sure what I expected. I did expect it to be campy, cheesy burlesque and it was. But somehow I expected it to be better, more funny less vulgar. It was so-so entertainment. I don't think I can really recommend it.
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