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The Big Black Pill (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  29 January 1981 (USA)
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Joe dancer is a private detective working in LA. He's given a big money case by Tiffany Farinpour, one of the Farinpour family who include powerful politicians. Tiffany needs Joe to find ... See full summary »

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Joe Dancer
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Tiffany Farrenpour
Neva Patterson ...
Eliza Farrenpour
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Captain Jake Jacqualone
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Sister Theresa
Carol Wayne ...
Allegra Farrenpour
Edward Winter ...
Jerrold Farrenpour
Phillip R. Allen ...
Commissioner Wilkie
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Charlie
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Wally Haskell
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David Farrenpour
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Robert Phillips ...
Little Al
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Joe dancer is a private detective working in LA. He's given a big money case by Tiffany Farinpour, one of the Farinpour family who include powerful politicians. Tiffany needs Joe to find her younger brother David who has left the family under a cloud. However in trying to find David Joe is warned off by several thugs before finally finding David in a small town just trying to live a quiet life. Seconds later David is killed by a hidden assassin and Joe finds all evidence of his life in the town has been erased and Joe is facing a murder charge. With the clock ticking Joe must find the killer in a plot that involves danger and deep family secrets. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Really awful
7 December 2001 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

At first I thought that I was watching a parody of a police movie, as neither the actor could be taken seriously as a tough private investigator, nor the dialogues were natural (often, there were quite illogical, as well). If you see the scene with the nun praying to God to save the good detective from drowning and him replying "Don't thank God, thank the water that was not cold and these old bones", you certainly believe that you are dealing with a parody. Then I realised that this movie was serious and that was based in a TV series. Everything here is incredibly pathetic: low-budget directory without fantasy, a script that brings into mind a soap opera and, last but not least, bad acting.


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