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Diamond's Edge (1988)
"Just Ask for Diamond" (original title)

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When the man who left a package in his care is found murdered, detective Tim Diamond suddenly has every major gangster in the city after him. With only the package and the help of his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Dale ...
Mr. Patel
Dursley McLinden ...
José René Ruiz ...
Johnny Naples (as Rene Ruiz)
Michael Robbins ...
The Fat Man
Betty Charlady / Brenda von Falkenberg
Jim McManus ...
Jack Splendide
Forbes Collins ...
Henry von Falkenberg
Peter Eyre ...
Nickolas Grace ...


When the man who left a package in his care is found murdered, detective Tim Diamond suddenly has every major gangster in the city after him. With only the package and the help of his little brother, Diamond sets out to unravel the mysterious plot. Written by Anonymous

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When all seems lost... just ask for Diamond!


Comedy | Crime | Family


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30 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Based on "The Falcon's Malteser (1986)", the first in a series of humorous detective novels for young teens about private detectives The Diamond Brothers, a goodhearted but slightly dimwitted older Tim and his cunning street smart little brother Nick, who often fight gangsters and electric bills, written by Anthony Horowitz who also directed the picture. See more »


The Diamond brothers are in a theater watching "Murder, My Sweet'. When they leave, the marquee reads, "Farewell, My Lovely. See more »


Features Murder, My Sweet (1944) See more »


Uncle Holly's Song
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Music by Trevor Jones
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A rare gem
27 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Take a wise cracking thirteen year old kid whose elder brother is an inept gumshoe, a host of classic British Actors (Jimmy Nail, Susannah York, Saeed Jaffrey, Roy Kinnear) amongst others, an intelligent plot and witty script from the pen of Anthony Horowitz (based on his own novel 'The Falcons Malteser'), a cult - and rather obscure - Brit heavy rock band (Mammoth) to play a gang of heavies; film it around North London in a classic film noir style and sprinkle with a cartload of tongue in cheek references to some of the greatest noir thrillers of all time and you have cooked up a rather tasty family friendly film that is a real joy to watch.

This film works on so many levels, it's well paced with so great moments of slap stick (such as the dropping of a grand piano onto a van full of bad guys) and full of crooks cartoony enough to entertain the kiddies, yet at the same time if full of enough references and in jokes to movies such as Kiss Me Deadly, Cassablanca and (of course) The Maltese Falcon to keep the hardened film buff entertained for hours.

This is the kind of left field quirky comedy that the British do best and is well worth 94 minutes of anybodies day to watch.

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