MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,100 this week

Cry Uncle (1971)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  17 August 1971 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 317 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 7 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 101 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 176 titles
created 22 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cry Uncle" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cry Uncle (1971)

Cry Uncle (1971) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cry Uncle.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Not so quiet, Joey and Carl's days in Clichy... The two men, living in a small apartment, are penniless writers, with not enough to eat, which does not prevent them from enjoying life. One ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Jørgen Thorsen
Stars: Paul Valjean, Wayne Rodda, Ulla Koppel
Drama
    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
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Procuress leads two young men through a surreal peepshow of fantastic, bizarre, androgynous, mystical, spiritual, and sexual vignettes.

Director: Steven Arnold
Stars: Pandora, Steve Solberg, Ronald Farrell
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Love story between a woman who is brutally murdered and the angel who resurrects her.

Director: Gilles Carle
Stars: Carole Laure, Lewis Furey, Jean Comptois
Short | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Director: Jean Genet
Stars: André Reybaz, Java, Coco Le Martiniquais
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girls-night out, ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Christopher Atkins, Lesley Ann Warren, Robert Logan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies.

Director: Richard Franklin
Stars: John Holmes, Uschi Digard, Candy Samples
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
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The first in Stefan Jarl's Mods Trilogy, the film documents the life of two teenagers, Kenta and Stoffe. With interviews from the two boys and their friends about their hedonistic lifestyle... See full summary »

Directors: Stefan Jarl, Jan Lindkvist
Stars: Kenneth 'Kenta' Gustafsson, Gustav 'Stoffe' Svensson, Stefan Jarl
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ramses, a somewhat shy 20-year old boy living in a communal cult, gets permission to leave to visit his dying father.

Director: Lodewijk Crijns
Stars: Hans Teeuwen, Kim van Kooten, Dijn Blom
Biodildo (2012)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A perfect couple in a perfect home after a perfect dinner ready for perfect sex! But something is not so perfect... This is a fanciful short piece by first time queer director but long time... See full summary »

Director: Christian Slaughter
Stars: Kay Garnellen, Jiz Lee
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 | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

SEX is the only clue he has ...! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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

References The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 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

 
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...


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Cry Uncle (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?