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Sunburn (1979)

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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Webb
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Karl
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Gela
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Dobbs
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Mamie (as Joanna Lehmann)
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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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Comedy | Action | Crime

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10 August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heiße Hölle Acapulco  »

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$2,410,776, 31 December 1979
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This movie marks the final film appearance of Eleanor Parker. 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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Written by John Ferrara
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Joan Collins steals the movie
13 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I remember being very upset when Farrah left TV and started making movies. It was before VCRS and DVDS so once she was gone there was no way to see her every week. The movies that she made once she left didn't help with getting your Farrah fix. She still looked beautiful, but they didn't capture her personality the way her TV show was able to. This is a starring role for Farrah Fawcett (her second film after leaving Charlie's Angels) but it is Joan Collins who turns out to be the sexier of the two and who steals the film despite her small role. Charles Grodin is seriously miscast and makes the film hard to watch. Luckily the scenery is beautiful and so are the two women. This was the movie that made me realize how sexy Joan Collins really is. Watch her vamp it up in her Pre-Dynasty days.


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