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The Late Show (1977)

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A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.

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A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.

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The nicest movie you'll ever see about murder and blackmail. [Lobby Card] See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Comedy | Drama

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A Última Investigação  »

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Howard Duff:  As Harry Regan. See more »

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The first close-up of Charlie's white shoes with blood on them also shows Ira's black shoes right next to him, but Ira doesn't walk up to help Charlie until the following shot. See more »

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Ira: I'm not as young as I used to be.
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References The Thin Man (1957) See more »

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Lyrics by Stephen Lehner
Music by Ken Wannberg
Sung by Bev Kelly
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genuine sleeper
16 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

For those drained and insulted by most of today's no plot, predictable no brainers, this will come as welcome relief. Most reviewers really don't get this little charmer. The direction is deft, the plot well-constructed and the ensemble acting is always on the mark. Though it was directed by Robert Benton of Kramer vs Kramer fame, it was produced by Robert Altman and his influence is evident. Art Carney and Lily Tomlin have great chemistry together and the cast of veteran character actors is top notch. There are moments of goofy good humor, tragedy, sweet wistfulness and chair-gripping tension. This has been a favorite of mine for a long time. Sandman says check it out!


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