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Detective School Dropouts (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 8 August 1986 (USA)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Don Zanetti
Franco Angrisano ...
Uncle Baba
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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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kidnapping | independent film | See All (2) »

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Detective Detectives  »

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Goofs

Obvious stunt doubles for Paul and Catherina when they jump their ski boat over a barge in the river. See more »

Quotes

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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3 November 2005 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Admittedly, this movie falls far short of anything the academy would use as a DVD coaster for the lighting guy backstage. It's terrible. The dialogue and plot is laughably predictable. The camera work is generally sub-par... as if it were the director's first film. At times, it's just plain stupid. So stupid, it can be brilliant - in the same way the Keystone Cops were hilarious. The scene with a stolen Ferrari is absolutely priceless. I don't know if I've ever laughed so hard or rewound a movie so many times. I've been waiting in vain for a DVD version to come out, and my Tivo is always searching. Perhaps you can still catch an old VHS copy on eBay with some persistence. If you watch with the appropriate silly, B-movie attitude, you won't be disappointed.


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