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14 July 1978 (USA) See more »
A new comedy-thriller from Paramount for Summer '78 See more »
A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 nominations See more »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Goldie Hawn ... Gloria Mundy

Chevy Chase ... Tony Carlson

Burgess Meredith ... Mr. Hennessey

Rachel Roberts ... Gerda Casswell

Eugene Roche ... Archbishop Thorncrest

Dudley Moore ... Stanley Tibbets
Marilyn Sokol ... Stella

Brian Dennehy ... Fergie

Marc Lawrence ... Stiltskin

Chuck McCann ... Theatre Manager

Billy Barty ... J.J. MacKuen

Don Calfa ... Scarface
Bruce Solomon ... Scott

Cooper Huckabee ... Sandy

Pat Ast ... Mrs. Venus

Frances Bay ... Mrs. Russel

Lou Cutell ... House Manager

William Frankfather ... Whitey Jackson

John Hancock ... Coleman

Barbara Sammeth ... Sally

Queenie Smith ... Elsie

Hope Summers ... Ethel

Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Monk
Ion Teodorescu ... Turk

Janet Wood ... Sylvia
David Cole ... Theatre Usher
Bill Gamble ... Dickinson
Cyril Magnin ... Pope Pius XIII
Michael David Lee ... Limo Driver
Neno Russo ... Luigi
Rollin Moriyama ... Japanese Man
Mitsu Yashima ... Japanese Woman
M. James Arnett ... Truck Driver

Jophery C. Brown ... Cop (as Jophery Brown)
John Hatfield ... Security Guard
Joe Bellan ... Man in Phone Booth
Chuck Walsh ... Newscaster

Connie Sawyer ... Screaming Lady
F. Jo Mohrbach ... Fat Lady
Garry Goodrow ... Henpecked Husband
Enrico Di Giuseppe ... Nanki-Pooh
Glenys Fowles ... Yum-Yum
Kathleen Hegierski ... Peep-Bo
Sandra Walker ... Pitti-Sing
Thomas Jamerson ... Pish-Tush
Richard McKee ... Pooh-Bah
Jane Shaulis ... Katisha
Shirley Python ... Esme

Directed by
Colin Higgins 
Writing credits
Colin Higgins (written by)

Produced by
Peter V. Herald .... associate producer
Edward K. Milkis .... producer
Thomas L. Miller .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh 
Film Editing by
Pembroke J. Herring 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Alfred Sweeney 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton 
Makeup Department
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist
Susan Germaine .... hair stylist (as Susan Germaine-Jeffers)
Production Management
Peter V. Herald .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director
Gary D. Drigler .... assistant director
Larry J. Franco .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sidney H. Greenwood .... property master (as Syd Greenwood)
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator
Benjamin Resella .... scenic designer (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Nicholas Eliopoulos .... sound effects editor
Nicholas Eliopoulos .... sound effects supervisor
Nicholas Eliopoulos .... supervising sound editor
Jay M. Harding .... re-recording mixer
John Vincent .... sound recordist
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Rachel Clement .... restoration artist (uncredited)
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt double: chevy chase
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt performer (as Craig Baxley)
Hal Needham .... stunt performer
Glynn Rubin .... stunt performer
Frank James Sparks .... stunt double
M. James Arnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt driver (uncredited)
May Boss .... stunts (uncredited)
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Kitty O'Neil .... stunts (uncredited)
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Harris .... gaffer
Ron Kenyon .... best boy
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera
Michael R. Marquette .... camera operator
Rexford L. Metz .... director of photography: second unit (as Rexford Metz)
Richard Moran .... key grip
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera: second unit
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: additional camera
Casting Department
Toni Howard .... casting associate
Music Department
Charles Fox .... conductor
Robert Krueger .... music editor
Ruby Raksin .... orchestrator
Julius Rudel .... conductor: "The Mikado"
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Harry Clein .... unit publicist
Marie Kenney .... script supervisor
Phill Norman .... title designer

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116 min
Color (Movielab)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:PG (certificate #25152) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

The picture was a box-office hit, it being placed in the U.S.'s top ten grossing films of its year. It was the first hit movie since Shampoo (1975), for Goldie Hawn. The success of the movie enabled Hawn to get Private Benjamin (1980) made.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Officer Carlson drives his car into the Italian restaurant, the spaghetti and fork on one of the plates stays perfectly in place as it slides off the overturned table.See more »
Delia Darrow:Whitey Jackson? Is he the football player that wears the pantyhose on TV?See more »
Stayin' AliveSee more »


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