DVD 92 mins IMDB 6.0 (739 votes)
The Cheap Detective
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (1978)
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Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
USA  /  English

Peter Falk Lou Peckinpaugh
Ann-Margret Jezebel Dezire
Eileen Brennan Betty DeBoop
Sid Caesar Ezra Dezire
Stockard Channing Bess
James Coco Marcel
Dom DeLuise Pepe Damascus
Louise Fletcher Marlene DuChard
John Houseman Jasper Blubber
Madeline Kahn Mrs. Montenegro
Abe Vigoda Sergeant Rizzuto
Paul Williams Boy
Nicol Williamson
Fernando Lamas Paul DuChard
Marsha Mason Georgia Merkle
Phil Silvers Hoppy

Director Robert Moore
Producer Ray Stark
Writer Neil Simon
Cinematography John A. Alonzo
Musician Patrick Williams
User Credit 1 Sidney Levin; Michael A. Stevenson
User Credit 2 Theoni V. Aldredge

A combined parody of The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942): San Francisco, 1940, detectives, dames, documents, Nazis, a treasure...

Edition Details
Barcode 043396903999
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 11/13/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Subtitles Chinese; English; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Exclusive Featurette - "A Conversation With Neil Simon"
Talent Files
Interactive Menus
Production Notes
Scene Selections
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 He knows every cheap trick, cheap joke, cheap shot and cheap dame in the book.
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Trivia: 'Madeline Khan' 's character uses 16 names: Denise Manderley, Wanda Coleman, Gilda Dabney, Chloe LaMarr, Alma Chalmers, Alma Palmers, Vivian Purcell, Carmen Montenegro, Diane Glucksman, Mrs. Danvers, Natasha Ublenskaya, Sophie DeVega, Mary Jones, Lady Edwina Morgan St. Paul, Norma Shearer, and Barbara Stanwyck. The name used most is Mrs. Montenegro. (more)

Paul DuChard: You, uh, you went to his apartment that night, didn't you?
Marlene DuChard: [slowly] Yes. I'm sorry, Paul. How long have you known Louis and I are lovers?
Paul DuChard: I didn't know until you told me just now. I thought you went there looking for me!
Marlene DuChard: Yes. That's why I went there. I made up the part about us being lovers because I know you don't like me looking for you.
Paul DuChard: Oh.