The Cheap Detective

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The Cheap Detective

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The Cheap Detective

Release Date: June 23, 1978

Year    :   1978
Slogan    :   «Who dunnit? This time it's Neil Simon who's really dunnit.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Rastar Pictures, Columbia Pictures, EMI Films
Director    :   Robert Moore
Producers    :   Jennifer Shull, Ray Stark, Margaret Booth
Writers    :   Neil Simon
RunTime    :   92 mins.

Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress, the partner's wife, Georgia Merkle.

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