The Cheap Detective

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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.

  1. Neil Simon

    Writer

  2. Robert Moore

    Director

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  1. Peter Falk

    Peter Falk

    Lou Peckinpaugh

  2. Ann-Margret

    Ann-Margret

    Jezebel Dezire

  3. Eileen Brennan

    Eileen Brennan

    Betty DeBoop

  4. Sid Caesar

    Sid Caesar

    Ezra Dezire

  5. Stockard Channing

    Stockard Channing

    Bess

  6. James Coco

    James Coco

    Marcel

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

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  • June 23, 1978
    PG, Theatrical

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