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Find the Lady (1976)

Three kidnapping plots simultaneously target the same young woman.

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Ed McNamara ...
Kaminsky
Robert McHeady ...
Reilly
Harry Spiegel ...
Frankel
Laurie Seto ...
Flanagan
Michael Kirby ...
Docstetter
Dick Emery ...
Leo
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Trigger
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Lewenhak
Rummy Bishop ...
Charlie the Wheel
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Victoria
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Rick
Richard Monette ...
Bruce La Rousse
Elizabeth Murphy ...
Ruby
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Storyline

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has been kidnapped, and the chief of police, under a lot of pressure to find her as soon as possible, assigns officers Kopek and Broom to track her down and bring her back safe and sound. What nobody on the police force realizes is that the kidnapping was meant to be a fake: the girl's father hired a couple of mafia goons to stage a kidnapping, so that he could use the ransom money to pay off his gambling debts. Unfortunately for him, the hired thugs get the wrong girl. While this should been fairly easy to resolve, the daughter has decided to run off with her boyfriend, after which she actually does get kidnapped by someone else. To add to the complications, a third party is also claiming to be holding her for ransom. Somehow, the bumbling pair of officers has to wade through this mess and find the lady. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He's a detective and no one has a clue why.

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Comedy

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Release Date:

11 November 1976 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Call the Cops!  »

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CAD 895,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Second comedy movie in which Lawrence Dale and John Candy played two bumbling cops. They previously did this in the film_It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time ) (1975)_. See more »

Quotes

Kopek: I was thinking, sir...
Broom: Yes, Kopek?
Kopek: We've got an hour 'till rendezvous, right sir?
Broom: Yes, Kopek.
Kopek: That's sixty minutes, right sir?
Broom: Yes, Kopek.
Kopek: Can we get a pizza? I'm starving.
Broom: No anchovies, Kopek.
Kopek: Yes, sir!
[turns on siren]
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The events and characters of this film are purely fictional and coincidental. If they aren't, it's their fault, not ours. See more »

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Follows It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975) See more »

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Forget the Lady, and Find a good script
4 August 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This isn't the worst comedy of all-time, but that is about the best thing that I can say about this pathetic film. I didn't laugh once, or even smile once during this bomb. There was usually something going on on-screen, so I didn't get TOO bored, but most of the jokes here were simply awful. The final sequence is nothing more than a long series of people falling through doors and stumbling all over the place. Needless to say, it was a fitting way to end a movie that was impossible for me to like.


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