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Director:
Writer:
Barry Beckerman (written by)
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Release Date:
5 February 1973 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
SHAMUS a pool-shooting, card-playing, broad-chasing, private eye...cross him, and he'll blow your head off! See more »
Plot:
New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A Forties retread with Seventies violence... See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Burt Reynolds ... Shamus McCoy

Dyan Cannon ... Alexis Montaigne

John P. Ryan ... Hardcore

Joe Santos ... Lieutenant Promuto
Giorgio Tozzi ... Dottore
Ron Weyand ... E.J. Hume
Larry Block ... Springy
Beeson Carroll ... Bolton

Kevin Conway ... The Kid
Kay Frye ... Bookstore Girl

John Glover ... Johnnie
Merwin Goldsmith ... Schnook
Melody Santangello ... Alice
Irving Selbst ... Heavy
Alex Wilson ... Felix Montaigne
John Amato Jr. ... Willie
Lou Martell ... Rock
Marshall Anker ... Dealer
Bert Bertram ... Doorman
Jimmy Kelly ... Grifter
Alisha Fontaine ... Hatcheck Girl

Mickey Freeman ... Pimp
Captain Haggerty ... Handler (as Arthur Haggerty)
Tommy Lane ... Tait
Ric Mancini ... Angie
Norman Marshall ... Marvin
Glenn R. Wilder ... Thug #1

Charlie Picerni ... Thug #2
Tony Amato Sr. ... Thug #3

Frank Sivero ... Bookie

Alex Stevens ... Knifer
Steve Vignari ... Hardnose
Mark Weston ... Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fat Thomas ... Big Jake (as Fat Thomas Rand)
Morris the Cat ... Cat (uncredited)

Robert Dominick Jones ... Junkie in Hallway (uncredited)

James Mapes ... Cop (uncredited)
Burt Richards ... Bar Tender (uncredited)

Directed by
Buzz Kulik 
 
Writing credits
Barry Beckerman (written by)

Produced by
Jim Di Gangi .... associate producer (as Jim DiGangi)
Robert Weitman .... producer (as Robert M. Weitman)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Rosenberg 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward Stewart 
 
Costume Design by
Frank L. Thompson  (as Frank Thompson)
 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist (as Coleen Callaghan)
Vincent Callaghan .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Zachary .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Christopher Newman .... sound mixer
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recordist
 
Stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Wilder)
James M. Halty .... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunt double: Burt Reynolds (uncredited)
Alex Stevens .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer
Ed Quinn .... grip
 
Casting Department
Vic Ramos .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Newman .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
William Laubender .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Harve Brosten .... assistant to director
Harve Brosten .... assistant to producer
Maury Nemoy .... title designer
Frances Wolf Newman .... production office coordinator
Barbara Robinson .... script supervisor
Howard Newman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
106 min | Norway:100 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1990) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1973) | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:18 | USA:PG (certificate #23378)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The military sequences were filmed at the headquarters of the New York Army National Guard (NYARNG) 42nd Infantry "Rainbow" Division 1st Squadron 101st Cavalry which was located at 321 Manor Road, Staten Island, New York.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Shamus McCoy:She doesn't need protection, she's flat chested.See more »
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Forties retread with Seventies violence..., 15 May 2005

In "Shamus," Burt Reynolds is a New York private eye afraid of big dogs and keeps a beautiful ginger cat…

He lives in a single room and sleeps on a pool table… He is quite capable of pushing a heroin addict's face into the garbage… He is certainly the 1970's version – almost in comic-strip – of the private investigator…

Reynolds lives cheaply, yet is hired to pursue a theft of diamonds; he is big and sexy, and the gorgeous Dyan Cannon is only too happy to dally with him at the drop of a clue; and he is apparently so tough that he can take all manner of beatings and emerge unscathed…

It is doubtful if he is the sort of man one would want to introduce to one's maiden aunt (the one with all the money), but he is certainly a character to fulfill all the audience's fantasies of violence, sex and thrills…

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