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Shamus (1973)

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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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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Passion for Danger  »

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The cat in this film was called "Morris" and was well-known from the famous "9-Lives" cat food television commercials. The feline was also even billed in the movie's credits. Moreover, Morris had just recently won a PATSY Award for (as the acronym goes) Performing Animal Television Star of the Year (special award, commercials) for the previous 1972 year. Morris the Cat also appeared in another film noir detective film around the same time as Shamus (1973), that being in the same 1973 year's adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye (1973) directed by Robert Altman. 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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Hardcore: When I die I'll go to heaven because I've already been to hell.
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OK, But Not One Of Burt's More Memorable Films
23 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Although this was a fast-paced pretty interesting crime story, it was not memorable, which is probably one reason there are so few reviews here.

Burt Reynolds was perfect for '70s film world of film in which just about anything was shown or heard now that all the restrictions were removed. Burt, as he did in this film, would sleep with any girl that came along. In one scene, Reynolds enters a bookstore, sees the clerk has a "nice pair of boobs," so they have sex immediately right at the store. Only in the sleazy '70s of Hollywood! (Or in most men's dreams.)

Actually, Burt excelled in films that combined action and humor, which this has but not enough to make this one of more-remembered movies. However, it does have very little nudity despite the above paragraph and no blasphemy. The best part of the movies might be the final action scene which provides two laugh-out- loud scenes.


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