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

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Leslie C. Tucker
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Ellen Prendergast
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Mianne Prendergast
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Anglich
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Frank Prendergast
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Sid (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
Liam Dunn ...
Billy Pate
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Rosie
Margo Winkler ...
Woman with luggage
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Mailman
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Mrs. Prendergast
Buffy Dee ...
Bazooka Himself
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Torpedo
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Butler
Snag Werris ...
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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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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.

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Comedy | Mystery

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January 1976 (USA)  »

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Fat Chance  »

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Trivia

Leslie C. Tucker (Michael Caine)'s fee was $25 per day plus expenses. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Give Me the Simple Life
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Music by Rube Bloom
Played on the piano at the Penguin Lounge
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Interesting Neo Noir
13 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this interesting little oddity. This isn't an especially good film, but it's more than good enough to while away an hour and a half. It's a fun little homage to film noir with it's tongue planted firmly in cheek. Great performances by Michael Cine and Natalie Wood as well as an excellent supporting cast plus a well crafted script but the film itself just doesn't quite gel. A big part of that might be due to Peter Hyams, a technically proficient and often overlooked director. Hyams is generally just a director for hire but he really puts a personal touch to every film he directs, although he rarely is given very good material to work with. Peeper was one of his earliest films, and the film's uneven pacing is probably a result of his limited experience. Still, Peeper is a pretty decent film and worth a look. It's a shame the film disappeared after it's initial limited theatrical release, but it is now available on DVD. The print is an excellent digital transfer and there's even about thirty minutes of special features on the making of the film, a nice bonus for a film which has been basically forgotten.


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