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Jake Spanner, Private Eye (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  15 November 1989 (USA)
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Burnt-out private dick Jacob Aloysius Spanner teams up with his brother to help an old adversary track down his one remaining loved one, his kidnapped granddaughter. But who's the hood and who's being hoodwinked?

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Jake Spanner
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Sal Piccolo
John Mitchum ...
J.P. Spanner
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Ben Nunez
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Lieutenant Kevin Spanner (as Jim Mitchum)
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Toni New
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Man at Sal's House
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Kenneth Kimmins ...
Wellington Warren (as Ken Kimmins)
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Sally
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Mrs. Bernstein
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Herbert Soames
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Sandra Summers
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Nurse
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Burnt-out private dick Jacob Aloysius Spanner teams up with his brother to help an old adversary track down his one remaining loved one, his kidnapped granddaughter. But who's the hood and who's being hoodwinked?

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Sorry Ernest...
7 February 2006 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie as a joke. It turns out that the joke was on me. This movie is the most boring film I have seen since 'Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.' It has a pretty strong cast with Robert Mitchum and Ernest Borgnine but unfortunately for them, they can't save this picture.

Hoodwinked, as it is called over here in Australia is about a group of old people who con insurance companies, hence the title. It's also about a kidnapping I think? I didn't really bother to focus. To be honest, I wish I never wasted my time and money on it.

The best review of this film can be summed up very briefly. I was watching it for what seemed two hours and it turned out to be thirty minutes.

Don't bother. Sorry Ernest...


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