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The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of ... See full summary »

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Robert Sacchi ...
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Hakim
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Gena
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Elsa
Misty Rowe ...
Duchess
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Commodore Anastas
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Mr. Zebra
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Cynthia
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Lt. Bumbera (as Dick Bakalyan)
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Sgt. Hacksaw
Jay Robinson ...
Wolf / Zinderneuf
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Petey Cane
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Teresa Anastas
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Himself
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Mr. Chevalier
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Storyline

A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of Bogart's most famous characters), hires a ditzy blonde secretary, and opens up a detective agency. His first case is one that would do Bogie proud... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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The face may be familiar. The mystery is brand new. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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PG | See all certifications »
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28 May 1980 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sam Marlow, Private Eye  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Commodore Anastas, played by Victor Buono in this movie, is meant to resemble Sydney Greenstreet. Greenstreet starred in five Humphrey Bogart movies. They were: The Maltese Falcon (1941); Across the Pacific (1942); Casablanca (1942); Passage to Marseille (1944) and Conflict (1945). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sam Marlow: Well, here's looking at you, kid.
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Connections

References Journey Into Fear (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played when Marlow first enters the Hollywood Bowl
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Love This Movie!
23 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Making this short and to the point. This movie was great! I loved it! I actually picked this up at a Hollywood Video for 3 bucks on VHS and watched it about 5 times in the last couple weeks. I'm a big Bogart fan and I just latched onto this movie. I thought the song was funny and now have it as a ring tone on my phone. Robert Sacchi is great and pulls off a good Bogart. His nose is a little big, his voice is a Bogart-Columbo mix, and he does a few things that are awkward but otherwise, he was fantastic and this film was wonderful. No one can be a perfect Bogart but he was great. Remember, Sam Marlow is a fan of Bogart and isn't going to do everything he did. He mentions a lot of other movies and does some things that were never part of the real Bogart's character's. But, it's so funny and hilarious and has a great cast, including some beautiful women. Watch it and have fun!


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