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      The Cheap Detective

      1978, Comedy, 1h 32m

      17 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      In this satire of film noir, Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk) is a San Francisco detective in the boozy, wise-cracking tradition of Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon." A suspect in the murder of his own partner, Lou hopes to solve the crime and exonerate himself before the cops haul him in. Meanwhile, he takes a case involving stolen diamonds, and gets reacquainted with his old flame, Marlene DuChard (Louise Fletcher), who's on the run from the Gestapo.

      • Rating: PG

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Robert Moore

      • Producer: Ray Stark

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      • Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation, EMI Films Ltd., Rastar Pictures

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