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Lady in Cement (1968)

During an ocean dive, Miami gumshoe Tony Rome finds a woman's body with its feet encased in a concrete block and sets-out to solve the murder case.

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Maria Baretto
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Sandra Lomax
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Sidney the organizer
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Tony Rome is a Miami based detective who while diving in the ocean finds the body of a young woman. He is hired by Gronsky to find her killer. Tony has to sift through a stack of suspects, plus trying to elude the police. Written by Kelly

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A beautiful body under water. A private eye in over his head. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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20 December 1968 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Die Lady in Zement  »

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$3,585,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The character Tony Rome appeared in three novels by Marvin H. Albert in the early 1960s: Miami Mayhem (filmed as Tony Rome (1967)), "Lady in Cement" and "My Kind of Game". See more »

Goofs

Lt. Dave Santini Actor Richard Conte kisses his son roughly 01:04:38 into the movie he's wearing the wedding band on the wrong finger it's on his pinky finger. See more »

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Tony Rome: Time to hoist the martini flag.
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The detectives son his nickname was Tiger "Tommy Uhlar" Whose name in the movie was Tighe Santini and this was his only role. See more »

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References Murder, My Sweet (1944) See more »

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Give Me the Simple Life
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Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Dave and the patrolman are chasing Tony
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Sequel to Tony Rome
24 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this perfect representative of the 1960s, Tony Rome is back! Frank Sinatra reprises his role as the private detective who lives on a houseboat in Miami, with an endless supply of booze, broads, and one-liners. In the sequel, he discovers a naked woman while scuba diving—which would normally be great except for one tiny detail: her feet are encased in cement.

As Frankie and Richard Conte try to solve the murder, they get entangled in the sordid world of gangsters, strippers, and the alcoholic Raquel Welch who can't seem to remember anything about the night of the murder. As you'd expect, since this is a cheesy detective movie from 1968, there's lots of bikini-clad broads, naked broads, one-liners that will either make you chuckle or groan, fight scenes full of humor, and a musical score that couldn't have been more 60s if it tried. If that's not what you're looking for, you'll probably sigh and complain for 90 minutes, but if you liked Tony Rome, you'll love seeing Frankie do it all over again in Lady in Cement.


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