The Cheap Detective Movie Review 1978

Information and Film Reviews for The Cheap Detective the Movie

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Neil Simon's parody of the "Maltese Falcon" gloriously exploits the resourceful Falk in a Bogart-like role. Vast supporting cast--notable Brennan, DeLuise, and Kahn--equally game for fun in this consistently amusing venture.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Detective Spoofs, Plays to Film: Neil Simon, Adapted from a Play
Neil Simon
Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar, Stockard Channing, James Coco, Dom DeLuise, Louise Fletcher, John Houseman, Madeline Kahn, Fernando Lamas, Marsha Mason, Phil Silvers, Vic Tayback, Abe Vigoda, Paul Williams, Nicol Williamson
John A. Alonzo
Robert Moore
Columbia Pictures

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