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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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Gena
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Misty Rowe ...
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Commodore Anastas
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Mr. Zebra
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Lt. Bumbera (as Dick Bakalyan)
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Sgt. Hacksaw
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Wolf / Zinderneuf
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Petey Cane
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Teresa Anastas
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Mr. Chevalier
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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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The character of Mr. Zebra, played by Herbert Lom in this movie, is meant to resemble Peter Lorre. Lorre starred in five Humphrey Bogart movies. They were: The Maltese Falcon (1941); All Through the Night (1941); Casablanca (1942); Passage to Marseille (1944) and Beat the Devil (1953). See more »

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Sam Marlow: Bronson Canyon is less that ten minutes from Hollywood and Vine. Thousands of movies and television episodes have been filmed there. More movie good guys and bad guys died there than any other place on earth. Now I knew that somebody up here was really dead. Not with blanks and blood capsules. DEAD dead. No "take twos."
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Looking at You
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Sung by Armando Compean (as Armando Compeán) during the end credits
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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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