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An aging private eye tries to solve the murder of his ex-partner with the help of an aimless young woman.

Special Features

  • "Dinah!" segement featuring Lily Tomlin

Product Details

  • Actors: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche, Joanna Cassidy
  • Directors: Robert Benton
  • Writers: Robert Benton
  • Producers: Robert Altman, Robert Eggenweiler, Scott Bushnell
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 30, 2004
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00013WVL2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,083 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Late Show" on IMDb

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "skipmccoy" on September 18, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Along with Night Moves,(and obviously Chinatown) this one of my favorite detective films from the 70s. Art Carney and Lily Tomlin are a great pair and they help make a good movie even better. Robert Benton(Bad Company, Nobondy's Fool, Twilight) has made a great film here that is at once a tribute and a commentary on Raymond Chandler-type films. Carney is great as an aging PI who is hired to find a cat and ends up embroiled in a much larger story. The dialogue here is so well done-it's very stylish-throwback dialogue if you will. I love this movie and it seems that so few people have seen it. I own it and any fan of the Maltese Falcon or the Big Sleep should too.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 8, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I can't believe no one else has reviewed this fine movie. Art Carney has never been better, even in Harry and Tonto, and Bill Macy does a fine turn as a small-time con man. Lily has some classic lines, like her description of Macy's trash Cadillac; ``This car is a toilet and you're the attendant''.
Partly a send up of private detective movies and partly a charming buddy movie (Art and Lily), this belongs in anyone's collection. And if you've never seen it . . . well, you're in for a treat indeed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. O. DeRiemer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 24, 2004
Format: DVD
An endearing murder mystery, with great chemistry between Art Carney and Lily Tomlin. Carney is an aging, gruff private eye with a bad leg, a bleeding ulcer and a hearing aid. Tomlim is an off-kilter woman who believes in reincarnation and occasionally sells a little dope. She wants to hire Carney to find her cat. From there we have belly shots, beatings and blackmail. It's a nice, complicated mystery. Tomlin has a great scene with a refrigerator. And the ending is satisfying.

If people ever thought Tomlin wasn't a skilled actress, they should watch this film and Nashville. Shame she hasn't had more of a movie career. I think she's an attractive woman, but no Hollywood starlette type. She's got a long face, a skeptical intelligence about her, and wicked humor. On the other hand, she could play with great vulnerability (Nashville).

First rate movie. First rate actress. Carney was certainly her equal in the film, and Bill Macy plays a memorable sleaze.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris Wilson on February 21, 2010
Format: DVD
I'm not sure modern kids can understand the nostalgic brilliance of the 1977 film "The Late Show," Robert Benton's (Kramer vs. Kramer, Places in the Heart) exceptional pseudo-noir tribute to the fading days of an elderly private eye.

In the late 1970s, I imagine some of the old-time greats were still limping around Hollywood like Art Carney's character Ira Wells, carrying laundry to the washateria in a pillow case, falling asleep in front of the TV and occasionally smoking half a cigarette butt. Wells, a tough-as-nails private eye from the glorious romantic years of Hollywood in the 40s and 50s (The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties), lives in semi-retirement as a tenant in a humble rooming house. There was a time when he likely rubbed elbows with the likes of Bogart and Bugsy, perhaps roughing up suspects and doing the dirty work for Mayer. These days, wincing and groaning at the hot Los Angeles sunshine, gray hair in need of a good haircut, he reads the horse racing results while struggling with a nasty ulcer. If Philip Marlowe had survived, or any of the loner detectives from the electric pages of Chandler (The Big Sleep) or Hammett (
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By L. Hutton on August 5, 2002
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"The Late Show" (1977), Robert Benton's valentine to the 1940's detective film genre has it all: the structure, the language, the grit and noir, plus something more--humor and heart. Long overlooked and drastically under rated by 1970's reviewers, the film and especially its title seemed to dredge up images of some old B&W flick that belonged on late night TV and perhaps didn't fit the mold of being "with it" or of being retro-slick in a then-generation of the Think Young, Drink Pepsi (not Alka Seltzer) society it reflected. Yet what most critics seem to have missed about the title alone is its play on words which embraced not only the old, late night TV movie idea but also the spirit of the tribute writer/director Robert Benton presents here: the vernacular of 1940's detective speak, where "show" meant a client or a job, and, "late" meant late, as in beyond the time someone or something is expected to arrive. Thus, the slang title refers to both Ira Wells (Art Carney) and Margo Sperling (Lily Tomlin), who are thrown together, quite unexpectedly, at a crucial time--before it's really too "late" (as in "dead"). Carney brilliantly (yet so unassumingly) plays 'Ira Wells,' a set in his ways broken down old heat packing (private) detective with "a bum leg, perforated ulcer, and hearing aid," who's been living out what's left of an empty and lonely life in a rented bedroom in an older widow's home. Resigned to this seeming fate, Ira believes his best days, times, and friends are all behind him (especially at the rate people he's known are "kicking off").Read more ›
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