After a rich old man dies in a suspicious car accident in Acapulco, his widow wants his insurance company to pony up $5 million. A hotshot investigator Decker (Grodin) and a charming model (Fawcett) come in to check it out.

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After a rich old man dies in a suspicious car accident in Acapulco, his widow wants his insurance company to pony up $5 million. A hotshot investigator Decker (Grodin) and a charming model (Fawcett) come in to check it out.

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An enthralling & action-packed comedy-thriller, full of blistering excitement. {UK Video} See more »

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Heiße Hölle Acapulco  »

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The production shoot in Acapulco, Mexico went for ten weeks. See more »

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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Shake It, Baby Love
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She'd be WORTH a sunburn!
10 July 2003 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

It's been years since I've seen Sunburn from start to finish, but I still get a glimpse of parts of it from time to time. I taped it on TV in October 1985...then decided to tape the baseball playoffs (I'm a St. Louis Cardinals fan.) & wound up taking over about 40% of it.

It's still fun to watch that part of it, though. It confirms my belief that America (or the world) has never had a more gorgeous sex symbol than the scrumptious Ms. Fawcett (or Mrs. Majors, as I think she still was in 1979)! My TV & VCR were both brand new in late 1985 & the quality of the tape was surprisingly good...and has remained so over the years. Just watching Farah (and wishing I were Grodin!) is a fun way to pass some time. The plot was OK & the rest of the cast decent enough...but I have to admit that FFM's sexappeal & charisma make it a special one for me...even if it DOES jump from Farrah lying on a bed to a ground ball suddenly being hit to a second baseman! lol


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