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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 (Marsha Mason). Police Lieutenant DiMaggio (Vic Tayback) has his eye on Lou and blunders around in a way which complicates Lou's efforts to clear his name. Lou gets a new client when Mrs. Montenegro (Madeline Kahn) and her cronies (John Housman, Paul ...

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Mar 16, 2016

Great comedy

THE CHEAP DETECTIVE is a great comedy with an incredible cast of outstanding stars and character actors. The film is an exceptionally well made parody of The Maltese Falcon. All of the greatest movie clichés are cleverly worked into the dialog and it produces almost constant laughs, especially for film buffs, without being silly. Very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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