Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are "The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta."

  1. Carl Reiner

    Director, Screenplay

  2. George Gipe


  3. Steve Martin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Rigby Reardon

  2. Rachel Ward

    Rachel Ward

    Juliet Forrest

  3. Alan Ladd

    Alan Ladd

    (in "This Gun For Hire") (archive footage)

  4. Carl Reiner

    Carl Reiner

    Juliets Butler/Feldmarschall Wilfried von Kluck

  5. Barbara Stanwyck

    Barbara Stanwyck

    (in "Sorry - Wrong Number") (archive footage)

Full Cast & Crew

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 21, 1982


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget -

Revenue $18,196,170.00



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