MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 49,983 this week

Private Eye (1987)

TV Movie
8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 55 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A private eye is killed. His brother an ex-cop investigates his death. And he discovers a web of corruption within the police department.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


Related Items

Search for "Private Eye" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Private Eye (TV Movie 1987)

Private Eye (TV Movie 1987) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Private Eye.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bed of Roses (1996)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window.

Director: Michael Goldenberg
Stars: Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson, Pamela Adlon
Nightwatch (1997)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ewan McGregor plays a law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue. He begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a serial of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette
The Dead Girl (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff
Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk
The Young Riders (1989–1992)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Ty Miller
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common. Trouble.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki, Connie Britton
Mimic (1997)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin
Hollow Man (2000)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin
Senior Trip (TV Movie 1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of graduating students from a midwestern high school comes to New York City on a trip to celebrate the impending end of school. The students include: Roger Ellis, an ambitious teen ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Scott Baio, Faye Grant, Randy Brooks
Winnetka Road (TV Series 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Short lived (five weeks) soap opera about life in Oak Bluff, Illinois, a yuppie suburb of Chicago. Sex was the main subject of the series.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Josh Brolin, Kurt Deutsch
Mister Sterling (TV Series 2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The scandal-free son of a former Governor of California is appointed to be Senator, whereupon it's discovered he's an independent. Modern day Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Stars: Josh Brolin, David Norona, Audra McDonald
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Co-Star
Andrew Bloch ...
Mickey Schneider
Simmy Bow ...
Vendor
...
...
Peppy Roth
Anthony Charnota ...
Raymond Battista
Frederick Coffin ...
Det. Dan Dibble
Gary Lee Davis ...
Biker
Keith Joe Dick ...
Lana's Date
Lisa Dunsheath ...
Mickey Schneider's Girlfriend
John H. Evans ...
Policeman
...
Veteran Policeman
Marla Frumkin ...
Nadine
Roy Galloway ...
The Tonic Gems
Michael Gerard ...
KGFO Receptionist
Edit

Storyline

A private eye is killed. His brother an ex-cop investigates his death. And he discovers a web of corruption within the police department.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Detective privado  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Private Eye (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

'Chris Isaak provided twanging, echoing, hiccuping, vocals'
2 December 2003 | by (portland,me,u.s.a.) – See all my reviews

now I'm not sure when this episode played,i think it was at some point during its first several months or so,but in said episode,Chris Isaak over dubbed his vocals for a character named billy ray or some such thing in an episode about payola,murder & rock-a-billy music. Jim youngs,of'the wanderers' & 'footloose'fame,played the twanging' hic-upping'teen idol type,by the way,the actor is also actor john savage's brother of 'the deer hunter' fame and I'm pretty sure the Chris Isaak music was off his first two records,'silver tone' & 'Chris Isaak' respectively. I'm also pretty sure the other music,i.e. background music and such,was played by Joe Jackson & Todd Rundgren,being that this show was also from the makers of 'crime story' another series about the same kind of genre that was out about the same time and by the way,i thought both shows had a lot of style and a really 'retro deco neon drenched noirish 50's/early 60's dragnet look' that was really cool. "private eye" having a nu-wave 'rebel with out a cause' kind of feel,complete with a 'unshaven trench coat wearing cigarette smoking' hard drinking' gumshoe type and a 'black leather jacketed,blue jeans, white t-shirt wearing',engineer boot wearing,duck tailed,chopped black 50's hotrod mercury driving',shotgun & switchblade toting',greasey juvenile delinquent' type....it fit the 86/87 stray cats video MTV thing that was popular then for a brief time. "crime story" of course was chalk full of big late 50's/early 60's Oldsmobile's,Cadillac's,Lincoln's,Buick's,Pontiac's,Desoto's,Chrysler crown imperial's and other assorted 'enormously finned automobiles as big as Texas,tough talking' detectives spouting' mickey spillaneisms every other word too usually trembling little wise guy punk types and you couldn't tell who the good guys or the bad guys were,cause they all dressed in black,right down to the tench coats and pork pie hats,until a gun fight broke out that is and a handful of guys would go down in a hail of gunfire and since the good guys always won,ala 'dragnet' & 'highway patrol',you'de know that the bad guys were the punks on the ground all bullet riddled, kinda cool,huh?


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD angelina2719
Discuss Private Eye (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?