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Hamberger
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Jane Mallory / Sharon Burton
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Alex Burton
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Detective Paul Lefferts (as Joseph Cortese)
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Costillion
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Burton Impostor
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Nancy Costillion
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Crazy Man in Gun Bureau (as Joe Spinnel)
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Mrs. Bains
George Loros ...
Levante
Charlie Malcolm ...
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Thom Curley ...
Wexler
Richard Triggs ...
Toll Booth Attendant
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A stranger pays Billy Dee Williams to kill his wife. But instead Billy, who is a Private Detective, tells the wife her husband tried to do. When she turns up dead anyway, Billy is suspected. Hopefully with the assistance of his secretary/girlfriend he can solve the case before the police catch up to him. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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If the killer isn't really a killer... and his victim isn't really a victim... why do people keep turning up dead? See more »


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16 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Love You to Death  »

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$626,724 (USA)
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Director Larry Cohen started the film, was fired halfway through it and replaced by William Tannen. See more »

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Hamberger: Spread your legs, baby!
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Referenced in Shakedown (1988) See more »

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5 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was hired as an extra and was waiting on the set for the day to start when Cohen called me over. "Hey kid - you an actor?" I thought, well that's why I'm here, but he added "I mean can you do lines?" I said sure, and he handed me two pages and said "Learn this." It was the Assistant District Attorney's scene with Billy Dee William's character

  • and I was beside myself with excitement - and fear, as it included a


fairly long rip-him-a-new-one monologue. Apparently, the actor they'd hired was a no show. But about 15 minutes into my "star is born" opportunity, the actor showed - he'd been stuck in traffic. The director promised to "throw me a bone", and I ended up upgraded to playing the dead body on the slab next to the naked girl in the morgue scene.

Later in the filming, I came on again as Joe Cortese's stand-in, but had to leave the set later in the day with a 102-degree fever. But before falling ill, had a good time with BDW (one of the nicest guys ever on set) and playing cards with the Teamsters between shots.

Heard later that this film production managed to get the Staten Island Ferry stuck on a sandbar during filming - a first in the Ferry's history!


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