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Detective School Dropouts (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  8 August 1986 (USA)
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Two bumbling private detectives get themselves hired to find a missing person. They find themselves in the middle of a mob war when it turns out that the missing person is somebody the mob wants to stay missing.

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Cast

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David Landsberg ...
Donald Wilson
Lorin Dreyfuss ...
Paul Miller
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Carlo Lombardi
George Eastman ...
Bruno Falcone
Ennio Antonelli ...
Little Ricky
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Caterina
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Don Lombardi
Alberto Farnese ...
Don Falcone
Rik Battaglia ...
Don Zanetti
Franco Angrisano ...
Uncle Baba
Giancarlo Prete ...
Mario Zanetti
Loris Bazzocchi ...
Fredo
Lewis E. Ciannelli ...
Embassy Official (as Lewis Ciannelli)
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Mr. Hamelfarm
Andrea Coppola ...
Airport Official
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Two bumbling private detectives get themselves hired to find a missing person. They find themselves in the middle of a mob war when it turns out that the missing person is somebody the mob wants to stay missing.

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Paul Miller: You were born to be a detective!
Donald Wilson: I was?
Paul Miller: You reek of detective!
Donald Wilson: I reek?
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This movie changed my life
9 November 2004 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

My best friend and I have seen this movie well over one hundred times. We have it memorized, line by line. We act out scenes from the movie, and rate each other's performance. We don't even refer to it by the full title of "Detective School Dropouts" anymore -- long ago we abbreviated it to "DSDO."

My favorite scene has to be when Paul and Donald steal the Ferrari:

Paul: "slow down!!" Donald: "I can't!" Paul: "would you open your eyes and watch out for those sheep?!"

It's really a pity that Landsberg and Dreyfuss haven't made more movies together, because they had such a hilarious synergy in this one. The scene where Wilson is dressed up in a wedding gown while trying to fend off the unsuspecting Bruno, had me on the floor in tears. Bruno's constant injuries (the knives!!) are a source of much humor. Suffice it to say that this is one hilarious film with some "zany" slapstick humor. It is definitely worth renting, if you can find it. I give this movie a perfect 10!


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