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Shamus (1973)

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New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring ... See full summary »

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Lieutenant Promuto
Giorgio Tozzi ...
Dottore
Ron Weyand ...
E.J. Hume
Larry Block ...
Springy
Beeson Carroll ...
Bolton
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The Kid
Kay Frye ...
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Johnnie
Merwin Goldsmith ...
Schnook
Melody Santangello ...
Alice
Irving Selbst ...
Heavy
Alex Wilson ...
Felix Montaigne
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New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and rather too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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SHAMUS a pool-shooting, card-playing, broad-chasing, private eye...cross him, and he'll blow your head off! See more »


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5 February 1973 (Sweden)  »

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The only actors to appear in this film's only sequel A Matter of Wife... and Death (1976) were Larry Block and Joe Santos who reprized their roles as Springy and Lieutenant Vince Promuto respectively. See more »

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When McCoy enters the shipping room at the warehouse, the border pattern on the front of the glass panel does not match that seen through from the rear. The two verticals over the PP in SHIPPING should be visible through the frosted glass, but there is a horizontal join instead. See more »

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Shamus McCoy: She doesn't need protection, she's flat chested.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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Shamus
27 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is worth viewing just for the pantomime Reynolds does during the opening credits; some really funny stuff. I also liked the fact that an old Twilight Zone alumnus, Buzz Kulick, directed. Reynolds is not a great actor and he knows it. He tends to play the same character in every film he appears in. The one exception is of course the masterpiece Deliverence, where he plays the stoic man of action to the hilt. Shamus is a fast breezy piece of work that is fun to watch and it appears that Burt Reynolds had fun making it. Reynolds also has a tie to The Twilight Zone. In an episode called The Bard, playing a method actor called Rocky Rhodes, Reynolds does a hilarious parody of Marlon Brando.


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