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The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  28 May 1980 (France)
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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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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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Writer-Producer Andrew J. Fenady once said of meeting Robert Sacchi: "I swore there were times when I forgot I wasn't talking to Bogart - he was so much like him." See more »

Quotes

Nicky: Say, sport, don't I see you sometime on television in old movies?
Sam Marlow: No, that's somebody else.
Nicky: He sure look like you.
Sam Marlow: No, *I* look like HIM.
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Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played when Marlow first enters the Hollywood Bowl
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Bogie fans beware
14 December 2001 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Ex-cop turns private eye after he has plastic surgery to look like his movie hero. Send-up of 40's Bogart films will probably offend fans. Skewers familiar film noir scenes and characters, sometimes with subtlety. Similar to "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982) and "The Cheap Detective" (1978). (Rating: B+)


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