Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

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Jackson Beck ...
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Pamela Gruen ...
Renee
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Jake Masters
Devin Goldenberg ...
Keith
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Russian Girl
Chuck Pfeiffer ...
Texan
Reuben Schafer ...
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Coughing Cop
Ray Barron ...
Bald Cop
Madeleine Le Roux ...
Cora Merrill
David Kirk ...
Jason Dominic
Sean Walsh ...
Gene Sprigg
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Olga Winter
Maureen Byrnes ...
Lena Right
Nancy Salmon ...
Connie Landfield
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Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Cry Uncle (Come With Me)
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Unearthed shocker.
9 August 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

A dirty P.I. flick.

Dirty figuratively due to the jokes and nudity. Dirty literally because some of those rooms were NASTY! Allen Garfield shows that there was a time when he could lead a film adequately. He dresses like Darren McGavin did in 'Night Stalker.' Which began the same year I believe.

Garfield does an OK job here. He combines a 'go get 'em' attitude with typical human weakness. And it takes guts for a man that looks like him to do frontal nudity.

As P.I. flicks go, it's just normal. That's not a bad thing though. Some suspense but no real revelations.

And director Avildsen would later get an Oscar for 'Rocky.' Here's a good early one for his fans.


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