The Private Eyes
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Somewhere along the way Hollywood decided films like 'The Private Eyes' weren't suitable for production. Not being a student of film or pop culture, I'm not really sure why. It probably cost next-to-nothing to make, is thoroughly enjoyable, and is suited for virtually any audience -- one could watch this with grandma or their drinking buddies.
Regardless, the world has changed, so thankfully we have little gems like this to remind us of how things ought to be. So while my buddies can rave about crap like the 'Matrix Returns,' I'll settle down and watch Conway and Knotts bungle their way through 90 minutes of side-splitting joy. Call me corny, but gags like the time pistol, which goes off every hour, or the never-ending supply of homing pigeons (gone awry) are priceless.
Sure, guys like Chris Tucker are funny, but I just can't see them pulling off any bit that doesn't involve dope, profanity, and/or both. That's not a knock on today's comedy, but anyone who's a fan of the art will get a kick out of 'the Private Eyes.'
I know this is going to sound odd, but this is my favorite comedy of all time! No question! I have always been a big fan of Tim Conway and Don Knotts! (Who isn't?) Both men are absolute geniuses and have been underused since this movie came out back in 1981. This movie left a huge impression on me when I was a kid! I have always wanted a house just like the one in this movie! Who wouldn't want a 252 room estate! You could almost sleep in a different room for a full year! I was equally impressed when I found out the house in this movie is a real house! It's the Biltmore House and gardens. The real house is in Asheville North Carolina. Although the Biltmore House doesn't have 252 rooms (darn!) it is an absolutely gorgeouse manor! I highly recommend you check out their website! They will even send you a free brochure which pulls out into a mini poster! I have one on my wall right now! Very cool!
Anyways, back to the review...This is one movie that can be shared with the whole family! When this movie came out I was 10 years old and was so impressed by the look of it, the hysterical comedy, the cast, and the mystery storyline!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very funny with funny comedians always constant fan of don knots and if Tim Conway very funny ideedPublished 1 day ago by Michael Ellis
I have wanted this movie for a long time. I always tell people if you want somethinggo to Amazon. I like ordering stuff.Published 2 days ago by Dianna Garrett
I really loved this Movie it is very Funny one of don knotts Best. The only issue I have with it when I started to watch it the picture in parts kept on freezing up . Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jay Fuller
Well, folks, I should have taken a clue from the fact that I had never heard of this movie before, and I am a huge fan of both Don Knotts and Tim Conway. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Daniel Thompson
Funny movie, I loved it as a kid and 20+ yrs later I still love to watch it.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
First saw this more than 30yrs ago. It used to come on HBO constantly and my best friend next door would come over and watch it with me and we laughed every time!! Read morePublished 18 days ago by elizabeth newburn
Watching this with my family will be one of my favorite childhood memories forever. And now I'm giving my son similar fond memories. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Annissa
This is an extremely funny movie! I recommend to anyone looking for a good laugh.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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A classic film. Still have my copy on DVD. A darn shame about the deleted scenes. Can't wait to see it in HD. Waiting for a slight drop in price.
Feb 12, 2011 by spaceboy | See all 2 posts
GWTW is the one of the most overrated films of all time and is always on television. I much rather purchase the rarely seen so-called "B" movie.
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