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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:
Best Belly Dancing In Hollywood 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 .... 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:
One of a number of 1970s spoofs of film noir and hard-boiled detective films of the 1940s from the likes of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, some of which starred Humphrey Bogart, who was the main target of the parodies. The films included Murder by Death (1976) and The Cheap Detective (1978), both from Neil Simon, Peeper (1976), The Long Goodbye (1973), Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam (1972), and The Man with Bogart's Face (1980).See more »
Quotes:
Sam Marlow:Duchess was built like Marilyn Monroe... and made as much sense as Gracie Allen.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Key Largo (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
Symphony No. 5, 1st MovementSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Best Belly Dancing In Hollywood, 30 March 2007
Author: bluefez99

This movie is a very enjoyable homage to the Bogart and other detective films of old. Robert Sacchi nails it as Bogie and Michelle Phillips is a truly timeless beauty as Gena Anastas.

However, the most noteworthy portion of this film involves the longest belly dancing scene ever produced in a Hollywood film. One well-known professional instructor commented that nothing else in cinema comes close for dance excitement.

The scene, which ends up being an important part of the plot, occurs in a lushly beautiful Middle Eastern nightclub and is by all accounts mesmerizing. The pulsating music, the swirling veils and ringing finger cymbals, free-flowing undulations and beautiful costumes - and a surprise twist involving the seductive Sybil Danning - build tension and excitement until the very end.

The three talented and beautiful professional nightclub dancers are led by exotic brunette beauty Kamala Almanzar, one of the US' leading belly dancers since the mid-1970s. She was hand-picked by famed Armenian musician Guy Chookoorian to travel with his orchestra on the road. Guy's ensemble is the live band that the dancers perform to in the scene. If you watch the trailer on this site, you will see a glimpse of Kamala (playing the finger cymbals behind Sybil Danning).

If you're not yet a fan of belly dancing, you will be after watching this movie, and if you're an aficionado, it holds up very well after repeated viewing.

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