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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Parents in a small, conservative community don't think that the sex drive is a normal thing for children to experience. So much so, that they label education in that regard as a communist ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Dick Carballo, Devin Goldenberg, Jane McLeod
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anne Ditchburn, Nicolas Coster
Foreplay (1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Irwin Corey, Pat Paulsen, Deborah Loomis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing gas stations through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Art Carney, Conny Van Dyke
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Claude Lelouch
Joe (1970)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Susan Sarandon
The Stoolie (1972)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Roger Pitman (Jackie Mason), a small-time grifter and crook, works with police-detective Alex Brogan (Dan Frazer), in trapping fellow thieves with bait money. Pitman decides to take some of... See full summary »

Directors: John G. Avildsen, George Silano
Stars: Jackie Mason, Josip Elic, Reid Cruickshanks
The Formula (1980)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman
Okay Bill (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Bob Brady, Gordon Felio, Roz Kelly
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A bored housewife starts hanging out in Greenwich VIllage, and gets involved with pot-smoking hippies and an Italian filmmaker.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Sharon Kent, Richard Michaels, Luigi Mastroianni
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice)
Pamela Gruen ...
Renee
...
Jake Masters
Devin Goldenberg ...
Keith
...
Russian Girl
Chuck Pfeiffer ...
Texan
Reuben Schafer ...
Russian
...
Coughing Cop
Ray Barron ...
Bald Cop
Madeleine Le Roux ...
Cora Merrill
David Kirk ...
Jason Dominic
Sean Walsh ...
Gene Sprigg
...
Olga Winter
Maureen Byrnes ...
Lena Right
Nancy Salmon ...
Connie Landfield
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

laugh till you Cry Uncle! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 August 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Oddballs  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Movielab)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 21 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry Uncle (Come With Me)
Words and Music by Harper MacKay and Moose Charlap
Performed by Sandy Stewart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
X-rated bawdy porn detective film
25 April 2003 | by (Schenectady, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was something of a revelation when it came out -- a full-tilt x-rated film that had little to do with sex. It's structured as a detective film, with Alan Garfield (Goorwitz) in one of his early roles. Everyone talks sex (and often takes part), but the film is ultimately a bizarre comedy about sex. Accidental necrophilia may not sound like fertile ground for jokes, but it does work.

Sort of like x-rated Preston Sturges crossed with South Park. (I'm not claiming it's as good as either, but they give you an idea of the sensibility.) It will offend the uptight, that's for sure.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
NOT a Troma film ! Rich359
Discuss Cry Uncle (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?