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Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Neil ...
Bob West / Bob
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Laura
Harry H. Corbett ...
Sydney
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Mrs. Horne
Fred Emney ...
Sir Basil
Liz Fraser ...
Violet
Irene Handl ...
Miss Friggin
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Derek
Julian Orchard ...
Police Cyclist
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Judd Blake
Adrienne Posta ...
Lisa Moroni
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Medea
William Rushton ...
Wilfred
Robin Stewart ...
Scott
Veronica Doran ...
Maud
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While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

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The clever dick who uncovers EVERYBODY!

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Comedy | Crime

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March 1977 (UK)  »

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Adventures of a Private Dick  »

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Trivia

Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976) star Barry Evans was once again offered the role of Bob West but declined due to his TV commitment to Mind Your Language (1977). See more »

Quotes

[Detective Judd Blake has just caught his assistant peeping at the keyhole.]
Judd Blake: Amateur. Peering through keyholes is for the amateur.
Bob: I wasn't, actually, Mr. Blake. I just thought I'd dropped something on the floor.
Judd Blake: Bugging, now that's the professional way.
Bob: Bugging.
Judd Blake: Yes, and like everything else, purely a matter of technique. Now you stick with me, and you'll soon learn to be a successful bugger.
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Connections

Spoofs Cabaret (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Private Eye
Christopher Neil (as Neil) & Paul Nicholas (as Nicholas)
Sung by Christopher Neil
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Boring, but one thing stands out.
6 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

The second of the "Adventures" series, this one features Chris Neil as Bob, an assistant to a P.I. who tries to crack a case when his boss is on vacation. The whole ordeal is done in a slow, boring, unfunny, contrived sort of way.

However, the film perks up when Adrienne Posta comes in. Posta delivers a superb impersonation of Oscar-winning actress Liza Minelli (named Lisa Moroni here) who gives him shelter when the bad guys attempt to eliminate him when he's starting to get a bead on solving the case. Posta portrays Minelli from her role in Bob Fosse's "Cabaret" and looks and sounds like her as well. It's a darkhorse candidate in my book for the best mimic job in the history of cinema. Otherwise, there's not much here to like.


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