Second (out of three) made-for-TV Joe Dancer movie has the hard-boiled private eye teaming up with a chimpanzee, named Gregor, and the trainer Jimmy Papadopolous, who happens to be an ... See full summary »
Madie Levrington is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York mental institution where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of an expensive divorce. She ... See full summary »
Quinn K. Redeker
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 »
A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always... See full summary »
Third in the series is actually better than the first one
Joe Dancer (Robert Blake) literally has his next case fall into his lap (actually, his windshield) when a pizza delivery boy is thrown onto his car. Dancer kills the 17-year-old boy, but his gumshoe ways have him suspicious from the outset and he starts to dig deeper. What he discovers is a interweaving story involving a Hollywood studio, a top star, and the porn biz.
The third Joe Dancer film, this is actually a great improvement over the first, mainly because it drops the femme fatale cliché and deals with something more contemporary for the time period. Having Blake deal with the decrepit underbelly of Hollywood is a nice change of pace, even if it is creepy hearing Blake talk about a big Hollywood star who killed someone. The action quotient has also been upped and there is a great car-versus-helicopter chase that features some scary moments where the actors being chased on foot look like they are a few feet from being sliced up. Like THE BIG BLACK PILL, there are tons of recognizable faces on display here including Kenneth McMillan, William Prince, Sam Anderson, Royal Dano, Harry Caesar, and Sydney Lassick (as a porn kingpin!).
On a side note, the IMDb has a listing for this under this title and also (incorrectly I assume) MURDER ONE, DANCER ZERO.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?