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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:
Action and thrills with Reynolds doing his take on 70's private eye cool. 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)

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Trivia:
One of a number of 1970s spoofs of film noir and hard-boiled detective films of the 1940s from the likes of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, some of which starred Humphrey Bogart, who was the main target of the parodies. The films included Gumshoe (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam (1972), Murder by Death (1976) and The Cheap Detective (1978), both from Neil Simon and The Man with Bogart's Face (1980).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:You think you can buy me?
E.J. Hume:I'll give you ten thousand to come up with the diamonds or the killers.
Shamus McCoy:You just bought me.
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Action and thrills with Reynolds doing his take on 70's private eye cool., 6 December 2000
Author: hilton-6 (hilton@goulburn.net.au) from Goulburn, Australia

Shamus leaves you in no doubt who the star is right from the opening credits, for those who enjoy private eye movies this one is fun from beginning to end. Plenty of action and a murder to solve. The wardrobe dates a bit, but the action sequences are great and the musical score adds to the films "Cool." Who better to do 70's cool than Burt. Dyan Cannon is infectious and there's a good support cast along for the ride. It's a basic enough private eye plot with twists and turns, really banking on it's popular leads. Plenty of good lines and attitude. That said, John P. Ryan is full speed ahead as a corrupt Lt. Col.(unfortunately his characters name always makes me laugh.) Another quick note would be the stake out from the book shop, an update of the sequence from the Big sleep. The film is definitely worth a look. For Reynolds' fans it's a must.

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