The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!
When, unbeknownst to Gloria, a microfilm cassette is left with her by a dying agent, she becomes entangled in a complicated series of events. She's pursued by a dwarf and an albino, and becomes convinced that they are out to kill her. Finally, with the help of San Francisco detective Tony Carlson, she begins to turn the tables on her pursuers. It becomes clear that the nerfarious crew after her are plotting a dastardly deed indeed - to assassinate the Pope as he visits the city to see _The Mikado_. Gloria and Tony must race against time to prevent this terrible crime. Written by
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Being an obvious spoof of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), in Sweden the movie was called "Tjejen som visste för mycket" ("The Girl Who Knew Too Much"). After the film's success, five more Goldie Hawn movies came to be given Swedish titles of the same kind: Private Benjamin (1980) ("Tjejen som gjorde lumpen" ["The Girl Who Joined the Army"]); Best Friends (1982) ("Tjejen som inte ville gifta sig" [The Girl Who Didn't Want to Marry"]); Swing Shift (1984) ("Tjejen som jobbade skift" ["The Girl Who Shift Worked"]) Wildcats (1986) ("Tjejen som tog hem spelet" ["The Girl Who Won the Game"[) Overboard (1987) ("Tjejen som föll överbord" ["The Girl Who Fell Overboard"]). See more »
At the beginning of the film, when Gloria picks up Scotty on the side of the highway, a cameraman is visible after Scotty gets in the car and Gloria begins to drive off. See more »
Oh, ho, I'll tell ya, I've been on some dumb calls in my time, but this one tops 'em all. Where did you meet this ding dong anyway? Hey, what's all that stuff about having her for lunch down at the station house tomorrow? You're not even supposed to be riding around with me.
It's fate, Fergie. It's kismet.
Kismet, my ass. Listen, this girl is weird, Tony...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, but she's got the prettiest green eyes I've ever seen.
Hey, they're blue. And behind those blue eyes is a fruitcake with ...
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Esme the snake is played by Shirley Python See more »
An entertaining espionage thriller - clever and funny
Chevy Chase is not a great comedian, at least not anymore, but at one point in his career he WAS funny. He had talent. This film proves it. Although most of us today remember him fondly as the dad from the "Vacation" movies, he plays a different type of character here, and it is effective. He's still humorous (I've never seen him play a 100% serious dramatic role) but less stupid than usual, and his character - a police officer - calls for a more realistic attitude.
He's assigned to help Goldie Hawn's character in the film, who is being pursued by an albino and the Catholic church after a microchip is given to her by a dying man on the street. After a failed assassination attempt, she calls the police, but only Chase believes her.
Hawn lives in an apartment building maintained by the late Burgess Meredith. This was two years after the success of "Rocky" and Meredith was making a name for himself with the younger crowds. The film, as a result, lends him a solid role that he fulfills.
The film isn't an uproarious comedy but it is very entertaining and occasionally quite funny. Best viewed late at night on the weekend.
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