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Cheaper to Keep Her (1981)

 -  Comedy  -  1981 (USA)
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A newly divorced swinger on the prowl goes to work as a detective for a neurotic feminist attorney.

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K. D. Locke
Bruce Flanders ...
Leon
Steven M. Gagnon ...
Peter
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Sister #1
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Stanley Bracken
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Maitre d'
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Gloria LeRoy ...
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Tony Turino
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A newly divorced swinger on the prowl goes to work as a detective for a neurotic feminist attorney.

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A Love Story About Women's Rights... and Lefts See more »

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J. Pat O'Malley's final movie performance. See more »

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Tony: Why did she say the lobster was muy delicioso?
Bill: Tony, that's what she calls it.
[hitching thumb toward privates]
Bill: The lobster!
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Actually entertaining, and better than expected
4 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this little movie. Acting is good all-around, and Mac Davis surprises by being very charming and funny. I had forgotten what a charismatic character he was. He was also quite sexy in his down-to-earth way. Whatever happened to Mac Davis?

The writing is actually quite clever and not just your run-of-the-mill silly comedy story.

The story weaves in and out of various scenarios. Davis plays a private eye who goes after deadbeat husbands, trying to find out what kind of hidden assets they might have. He works for a hard-bitten lawyer played by Tovah Feldshuh. Feldshuh is a bit brittle and hard - it's hard to see what the characters see in each other - but if you can get over that, the rest of the movie is quite entertaining.

It's worth a look just to see Ian Mcshane play a sleazy Dr. Feelgood type of character. As usual, he steals every scene he's in.

Trivia for Ian McShane fans: McShane met his wife-to-be, actress Gwen Humble, on this film.


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