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Director:
Writers:
Andrew J. Fenady (novel)
Andrew J. Fenady (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 May 1980 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's cool under pressure and sophisticated between the sheets [Video] See more »
Plot:
A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart.... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Charming, affectionate send-up of the hard-boiled genre. See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Robert Sacchi ... Sam Marlow

Franco Nero ... Hakim

Michelle Phillips ... Gena

Olivia Hussey ... Elsa
Misty Rowe ... Duchess

Victor Buono ... Commodore Anastas

Herbert Lom ... Mr. Zebra

Sybil Danning ... Cynthia
Richard Bakalyan ... Lt. Bumbera (as Dick Bakalyan)
Gregg Palmer ... Sgt. Hacksaw
Jay Robinson ... Wolf / Zinderneuf

George Raft ... Petey Cane

Yvonne De Carlo ... Teresa Anastas

Mike Mazurki ... Himself

Henry Wilcoxon ... Mr. Chevalier
Victor Sen Yung ... Mr. Wing

Joe Theismann ... Jock
A'leisha Brevard ... Mother (as A'leshia Brevard)
Buck Kartalian ... Nicky
Peter Mamakos ... Spoony Singh

Martin Kosleck ... Horst Borsht

Philip Baker Hall ... Dr. Inman

Michael Masters ... Ralph (as Mike Masters)

Larry Pennell ... George
Kathleen Bracken ... Mona
Ed McCready ... Garbage Man
Alan Foster ... Driver
Rozelle Gayle ... Mastodon
Bill Catching ... Nero's Uncle
Everett Creach ... Buster
Wally Rose ... Gunman
Ralph D. Carpenter ... Gunman (as Ralph Carpenter)
Jerry Somers ... Catalina Driver
James Bacon ... Reporter
Frank Baron ... Reporter
Marilyn Beck ... Reporter

Robert Osborne ... Reporter

Will Tusher ... Reporter
Dick Whittington ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armando Compean ... Singer (voice)

Directed by
Robert Day 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew J. Fenady  novel
Andrew J. Fenady  screenplay

Produced by
Andrew J. Fenady .... producer
Eddie Saeta .... associate producer
Melvin Simon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning 
 
Cinematography by
Richard C. Glouner 
 
Film Editing by
Houseley Stevenson Jr. 
 
Production Design by
Robert Kinoshita 
 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Adams 
 
Costume Design by
Vou Lee Giokaris  (as Voulee Giokaris)
Oscar Rodriguez 
Jack Spangler 
 
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (as Joseph Di Bella)
Jim Gillespie .... makeup department head
Jo McCarthy .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eddie Saeta .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Catching .... second unit director
Rafael Elortegui .... second assistant director
David McGiffert .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Bonino .... construction foreman
Horst Grandt .... property master
Duane R. Marion .... leadman (as Duane Marion)
Richard McKenzie .... set designer
Bob Skemp .... greensman
 
Sound Department
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer
James J. Klinger .... supervising sound editor
Bill Marky .... production sound mixer (as William Marky)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (as Ira Anderson)
 
Stunts
Bill Catching .... stunt coordinator
Marneen Fields .... stunt double: Michelle Phillips
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Adams .... key grip (as Ken Adams)
Tony Askins .... camera operator
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera (as Don FauntLeRoy)
Ted Holt .... gaffer (as Theodore Holt)
Jeff Miller .... assistant camera
Jim Rose .... best boy electric
Lee Sparkin .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Marvin Paige .... casting
 
Editorial Department
Harold Wilner .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Beal .... composer: additional score
John Beal .... conductor
John Beal .... music supervisor
John Beal .... orchestrator
John Mick .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
George Alden .... transportation coordinator
Ed Wirth .... transportation captain (as Eddie Wirth)
 
Other crew
Mischa Hausserman .... director: aerial sequences
James Koehler .... representative: Simon Productions
Maxwell Meltzer .... production accountant
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
Eddie Ryder .... dialogue coach (as Eddie Reider)
Eric Schwab .... production associate (as Eric B. Schwab)
C. Ransom Walrod .... marine coordinator
 

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106 min
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Trivia:
Robert Sacchi had a one man show called 'Bogey's Back' which toured the USA for four years.See more »
Quotes:
Gena:I'm prepared to offer you $500.
Sam Marlow:I'm prepared to accept it.
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Movie Connections:
References Sundown (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
Symphony No. 5, 1st MovementSee more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Charming, affectionate send-up of the hard-boiled genre., 17 March 1999
Author: kichigai from Cubero, New Mexico

This amusing, sometimes poignant look at the Hollywood detective genre of the 1940's and 1950's stars Robert Sacci as an unnamed former cop who retires, uses his life savings to pay for plastic surgery to transform his image into that of his idol, Humphrey Bogart, then sets up shop as a private eye under the name "Sam Marlowe". Robert Sacchi, incidentally, is one of the rare few Bogart impersonators who got the lisp exactly right; more to the point, the body and facial language are there. For awhile, "Sam"'s only client is his landlady, who wants him to find her undersized boyfriend, and his only conversational foil is his secretary, simply called "Dutchess" (Misty Rowe), who in his own words, "looked like Marilyn Monroe and made about as much sense as Gracie Allen", and has a passion for banana splits. Then he encounters Elsa (Olivia Hussey), the plain, sweet, virginal daughter of a retired props-master who has been murdered for no discernible reason. In the process of investigating the murder, Sam shortly runs across: the Gene Tierney lookalike daughter (Michelle Phillips) of Anastas, an avaricious, obscenely wealthy Greek shipping tycoon (Victor Buono, turning in a creditable Sidney Greenstreet), his hapless, long-suffering second wife (Yvonne deCarlo, who manages to play a variety of put-upon emotions without saying a word), his two smarmy henchmen (Herbert Lom, channelling Peter Lorre, and Jay Robinson, doing a reasonably accurate Lionel Atwill), and Anastas' vicious, amoral Middle-Eastern potentate (Franco Nero) who comes complete with a glamorus and bafflingly loyal mistress (Sybil Danning), all of whom would give anything to acquire the "Eyes of Alexander", two huge, perfectly matched star sapphires. When Elsa is murdered, Marlowe's interest in solving the case becomes personal, and he sets out through a labyrinth of Los Angeles landmarks, including the Hollywood Bowl, the scatological and esoteric attractions of Hollywood Boulevard, and Santa Catalina Island in pursuit of the rocks, determined to get at them before either of the two wealthy competitors. Throw in cameos by Mike Mazurki and assorted others, the traditional dumb-but-sympathetic ally on the police force, and a plethora of nicely drawn character turns that provide dimension to practically all players, and despite an unfortunate title song, you have, to my mind, a thoroughly enjoyable movie experience.

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