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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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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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A private dick. A classy chick. An old guy named Al. As detectives they were second to everyone. [USA Theatrical] 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's 'Sunburn I> title was formed inside a pair of sunglasses in the picture's American movie poster. See more »

Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Mandy, Fly Me
Written by Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley & Eric Stewart
Performed by 10CC
Courtesy of Phonogram
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guilty pleasure
6 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

"It's so bad, it's good." Farrah Fawcett has never looked better. And, maybe you have to like Charles Grodin's humor. He's like Albert Brooks, Jim Carey, or even Woody Allen, you either "get them" or you don't. I saw this as a comedy not an action flick. If you see it as a serious drama or action film you'll find all kinds of flaws including horrible acting by the insurance company's board of directors. But this seemed necessary in order to have Grodin "assigned" to investigate the death of the insured. Grodin is the "clueless" investigator. He is the anti-hero, he stumbles his way through everything with Farrah Fawcett there to rescue him. I guess I wouldn't mind stumbling around a bit if Farrah Fawcett were there to rescue me. Art Carney adds a wonderful "serious" performance as the local contact. It's harmless and funny, even endearing at times. I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it was "bad".


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