The Cheap Detective Trailer

The Cheap Detective Trailer (1978)

"Who dunnit? This time it's Neil Simon who's really dunnit." 23 June 1978 Comedy, Thriller, Crime 92 mins

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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Peter Falk

as Lou Peckinpaugh


as Jezebel Dezire

Eileen Brennan

as Betty DeBoop

Sid Caesar

as Ezra Dezire

James Coco

as Marcel

Dom DeLuise

as Pepe Damascus

Louise Fletcher

as Marlene DuChard

John Houseman

as Jasper Blubber

Madeline Kahn

as Mrs. Montenegro

Fernando Lamas

as Paul DuChard

Marsha Mason

as Georgia Merkle

Abe Vigoda

as Sergeant Rizzuto

Vic Tayback

as Lieutenant DiMaggio


International Titles

Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective Trailer

International Releases Dates

Germany 14 September 1978

United States 23 June 1978

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