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Status: Released

Runtime: 92

Budget: -

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Languages: en, de

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Release Info

  •  PG

  • 1978-09-14

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  • Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective
Content Score: 100

6.4/10 (4 votes)


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.


Who dunnit? This time it's Neil Simon who's really dunnit.


Director: Robert Moore

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Peter Falk

Peter Falk
as Lou Peckinpaugh


as Jezebel Dezire

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan
as Betty DeBoop

Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar
as Ezra Dezire

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