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Peeper (1976)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Mystery  |  January 1976 (USA)
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Set in the 1940s, the story follows a private eye on a case to find a long lost daughter of an oddball client. Two goons are on a mission to stop him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie C. Tucker
Ellen Prendergast
Mianne Prendergast
Frank Prendergast
Sid (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
Liam Dunn ...
Billy Pate
Margo Winkler ...
Woman with luggage
Mrs. Prendergast
Buffy Dee ...
Bazooka Himself
Gary Combs ...
Snag Werris ...


Set in the 1940s, the story follows a private eye on a case to find a long lost daughter of an oddball client. Two goons are on a mission to stop him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Back in '47, a gun was a roscoe, a private-eye was a Peeper, and murder was okay as long as nobody got hurt. In fact, anything was okay with this Peeper on the case because he wouldn't know who-done-it even if he done it himself.


Comedy | Mystery


PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

January 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fat Chance  »

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According to Wikipedia, the movie was "released at the same approximate time as [sic, about a couple of years after] both the drama-mystery Chinatown (1974) and the Herbert Ross-directed Woody Allen comedy Play It Again, Sam (1972), and as a direct result, Peeper (1976) was a box-office failure that jeopardized [director Peter] Hyams's career and almost prevented him from obtaining funding to produce Capricorn One (1977)". See more »


The cruise liner at the end of the film looks far too modern for 1947. It is the MS Starward, built in 1968, and still in service today as the MV Orient Queen. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are spoken by a Humphrey Bogart impersonator. See more »


Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Played on the piano at the Penguin Lounge
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Peeper the Sleeper
15 March 2001 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I like this film. It has a bit of the old 40s, late 30s private eye aspect to it but Michael Caine in his unmistakable London accent puts a new twist on the tale, which includes the very lovely Natalie Wood. the film never clicked and it's now relegated to the back of the pile, no video, no DVD and something that might show up on the late show. But, hey! I liked it and suggest you check it out if it comes across your viewing circumstances.

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