The Cheap Detective (1978)

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Mystery & Thriller
1h 32min
Age rating


Peter Falk
Lou Peckinpaugh
Jezebel Dezire
Eileen Brennan
Betty DeBoop
Sid Caesar
Ezra Dezire
Dom DeLuise
Pepe Damascus
Louise Fletcher
Marlene DuChard
John Houseman
Jasper Blubber
Madeline Kahn
Mrs. Montenegro
Fernando Lamas
Paul DuChard
Marsha Mason
Georgia Merkle
Abe Vigoda
Sergeant Rizzuto
Vic Tayback
Lieutenant DiMaggio
Arthur Tovey
Old Husband


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.

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