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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:
Burt Reynolds a s "low brow" "Saint" or James Bond 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
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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 movie starred Burt Reynolds but also in the cast uncredited playing a bar tender was an actor with the similarly sounding name of Burt Richards.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Burt Reynolds a s "low brow" "Saint" or James Bond, 25 January 2006
Author: jawlaw from Louisville, Kentucky

This film brings back good memories for me. It's the first film that I had enough nerve to ask a girl out to when I was a teen. As my first official date, I was soon upstaged by the very rising star power of Burt Reynolds.

I think this film must have been planned as a recurring character for Reynolds--sort of a low brow "Saint" or a poor man's James Bond. Like "Remo Williams--The Adventure Begins" it unfortunately ended as soon as it began. Bigger and better things came to Reynolds soon after this release and he apparently sought not to be type cast as an American P.I. with a Scottish variant of the name James.

Still, it was a good film, and exciting and action packed by the standards of the day. Reynolds is a cool, believable and likable hero figure who acts like Popeye on spinach in the fight scenes. Cannon is good scenery in the film, but not much more. This isn't her fault--the script treats her like little more than a prop. The villain in the film is hate worthy, though not formidable, but his "henchmen" provide good conflict for the "I do my own stunts" Reynolds.

I give the film a 7 out of 10.

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