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The Cheap Detective
The Cheap Detective
Actors: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar, Stockard Channing
Director: Robert Moore
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
PG     2001     1hr 32min

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Actors: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar, Stockard Channing
Director: Robert Moore
Creators: John A. Alonzo, Michael A. Stevenson, Sidney Levin, Margaret Booth, Michael Friedman, Ray Stark, Neil Simon
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/13/2001
Original Release Date: 06/23/1978
Theatrical Release Date: 06/23/1978
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: Chinese, English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Spanish
Subtitles: Chinese, English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Mary A. (Who) from MAXBASS, ND
Reviewed on 12/4/2015...
The Cheap Detective was a funny show that I enjoyed watching, with a cast of will known actors and actress like: Ann-Margret, John Houseman, Dom DeLuise, Phil Silvers and many more. A must see movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 7/19/2012...
Peter Falk is always fun and so entertaining! This is not exactly Colombo but perhaps better with the addition of Sid Caesar Ann-Margret and Stockard Channing. The Cheap Detective was first at the screwball type comedies where the writers seem to throw it all out there onto script to see what sticks! Later came the Airplane movies and The Naked Gun but this one really stands out.

Movie Reviews

So Put It Out In WIDESCREEN, Already!!!
Edmond Gauthier | USA | 02/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Cheap Detective? Cheapo version is more like it - this flick has been sadly butchered into a small standard frame format, which marks the real "murder" here. So the studio (and/or the DVD maker) is the REAL "killer" this time.

It features a HUGE cast, which is all the more reason that this comedic gem must be released in its full Panavision glory. Until that time, this 5 star film only gets 3 lousy stars, and the DVD makers get ZERO of my money.

(Unlike the GREAT version of the similar modern comedy classic Murder By Death, which is on DVD in beautiful widescreen and which I strongly urge eveyone to buy.)

I therefore advise all fans of Falk, Sellers and company to BOYCOTT this pan-and-scan travesty, until the proper widescreen version is finally put out!"
Superb satire
T. James | Fremont, California United States | 01/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An hilarious spoof of classic Bogart films. Falk fills the Bogie role, Fernando Lamas, Madeline Kahn and Eileen Brennan are excellent.If you appreciate Casablanca,The Maltese Falcon,and The Big Sleep,you will certainly enjoy not only the acting,but the stage settings as well. Outstanding"
Hilarious Spoof of "Casablanca" and Bogey!
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 11/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," "The Cheap Detective" is a lovingly hilarious homage to the great classics of the 30's and 40's. Falk, Fletcher, Kahn, Williams, Channing, and Brennan are outstanding.Houseman's and DeLuise's dead-on impersonations of legends Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre are brilliant!And one can only marvel at Ann-Margret's "baubles!""