Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an ... See full summary »

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Nick Fusco
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Samantha
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Mother
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Dave Corwin
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Tinker
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Archie
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Julio Scarlotti
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Lazlo Joyce
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Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an unclothed woman calling her self Samantha shows up at Gunn's apartment. The investigation gets grizzlier as it goes on, including the bombing of Mother's, one of Gunn's hangouts. Finally, Fusco gives Gunn a deadline to prove the mobster didn't kill Scarlotti - or else Gunn will be killed. Written by Bill Koenig

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Gunn explodes in his first big screen color caper!

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4 January 1968 (West Germany)  »

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24 uur uit 't leven van een Moordenaar  »

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Only Craig Stevens reprises his role from the television series. All other characters were recast. See more »

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Gunn eats melon continually during lengthy scene in diner but at end of meal, only a few bites are missing from slice. See more »

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Peter Gunn: Immortality is a happy childhood.
Police Lt. Jacoby: What's your point?
Peter Gunn: We grow up and we die. Worrying about it just gets us there a little sooner.
Police Lt. Jacoby: Trite, but not very original.
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Pretty much everything they could NOT put on the TV show!!
9 February 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Something about a new grave makes me want to get drunk, run a 4 minute mile and shacking up with a red-head...not necessarily in that order"

I have only seen a few episodes of the old black & white "Peter Gunn" shows starring Craig Stevens. So, my watching and reviewing "Gunn" probably won't mean as much as a review from a die-hard fan of the series. So, while IMDb tells us that none of the original characters are here in this movie, I wouldn't know...aside from Stevens. But I do distinctly remember that the TV show was not nearly as sexy as this film! Here, the women (or shall I say Sam) are almost like those in a Bond film...willing to shed their clothes at a moment's notice. Though, since it was made for TV, you don't see anything...but it still has so much in the way of salacious content that I wonder if it was indeed a made for TV film like IMDb indicates. See this very violent, sexy and bizarre film and you'll see what I mean!!

Overall, I'd recommend this film but realize that it's an aberration--a film that COULDN'T have been like the TV program. The acting is quite good (it's nice to see Ed Asner and Albert Paulsen) and the plot is strange with a really unique twist at the end. Well worth seeing and I might have liked more...

By the way, although I've seen it in about a half dozen films, a spear gun is NOT a very effective weapon outside the water. It's not that accurate and a gun or bow would make a lot more sense. Neat..but illogical.


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