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Murder Can Hurt You! (1980)

Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Lt. Palumbo
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Det. Starkos
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Mr. Burnice
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Raquel
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Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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21 May 1980 (USA)  »

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Nojack & C:o  »

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1.33 : 1
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This movie of the week was intended to be the television response to Murder by Death (1976), spoofing TV detectives as opposed to crime novel detectives. See more »

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Spoofs Ironside (1967) See more »

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What Parody is all about
1 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

When I was a kid growing up all the detectives depicted in this film were replayed over and over again. This film was a gem and it deserves to be held in the highest esteem, right up there with Airplane!, (Known as "Flying High" here in Australia), and was a damn sight better than all the "Movie!" send-ups of the late 90's and early, and continuing, 2000's. This was what a parody film was all about. As opposed to the "Movie" parodies of late, this film was actually enjoyable, and more importantly, funny! I would much rather spend my weekend watching Murder Can Hurt You, Airplane, The Naked Gun, and any other pre 1999 spoof-comedy, than the tripe that is produced every few months nowadays! I Guess my point is, if you're going to make a parody film, put some thought into it, make it genuinely funny, and most importantly, make it relevant and understandable to your viewing audience!

Thank you for listening to my rant!


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