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Cry Uncle (1971)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice)
Pamela Gruen ...
Renee
...
Jake Masters
Devin Goldenberg ...
Keith
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Russian Girl
Chuck Pfeiffer ...
Texan
Reuben Schafer ...
Russian
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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 (as Deborah Morgan)
...
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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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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17 August 1971 (USA)  »

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American Oddballs  »

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Cry Uncle (Come With Me)
Words and Music by Harper MacKay and Moose Charlap
Performed by Sandy Stewart
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A very amusing, tightly directed humorous of the old murder mystery formula…
20 September 2008 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Jake Masters (Allen Garfield) is a private eye detective hired by a wealthy man who is the prime suspect in the murder of a young starlet... It is Jake's job to find the real killer... He not only uncovers the case, but also a lot of hookers and call girls...

The misadventures are highly comic and include sexual intercourse, unintentional necrophilia, and sinister lesbians... The sexual overtones are stimulating and funny... They are used more to comment on the hypocrisy of society than to derive unjust profit...

There is a lot of soul in this film, especially in the performance of Garfield, who plays a very adorable investigator... Madeleine Le Roux is volcanic as the fiery blond who is as quick with a pistol as she is with her verbal assaults...


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