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Once Upon a Crime... (1992)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  6 March 1992 (USA)
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Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, ... See full summary »

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Once Upon a Crime is a tense and twisting crime thriller in the style of The Usual Suspects and Reservoir Dogs, set in a world where no one is who they seem to be.

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Marilyn Schwary
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Julian Peters
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Elena Morosco
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Inspector Bonnard
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Alfonso de la Pena
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Detective Toussaint
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Hercules Popodopoulos
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Butler
Caterina Boratto ...
Madame de Senneville
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Carla the Agent
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ...
Customs Officer
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Storyline

Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, they panic and become fugitives. Other victims of misfortune also become suspects, as the plot twists and luck and judgment desert everyone. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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6 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Criminals  »

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$8,700,000 (USA)
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Quotes

Julian Peters: Let's call a truce what do you say?
[Phoebe does not reply]
Julian Peters: Okay, how's this for an idea. After we get the reward money, I'll take you back here. Well have a nice moonlight dinner, a little champagne...
Phoebe: Look, Julian, don't waste my time. There is absolutely no chance I'd get involved with you. This is a business deal. Let's stick to business. Okay?
Julian Peters: Who said anything about getting involved? Lady, I'm on the ropes and the last thing I need is to be seen walking around with a lady wearing tights ...
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Certainly above par!
6 November 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I came across this comedy on channel TV during my usual zapping exercises. I'm too old, have seen too much, know too many movies by heart... Something caught my attention, and that was well before Sybill Sheperd put on her 'old' black dressing gown. I stayed on until the film ended, and liked it a lot.

Know what? A few days ago I was doing my zapping again, and came across a title, Once Upon a Crime, just as film credits were rolling. I thought it was a funny title, and stayed to see it what it was about. Soon I was laughing, then I discovered it was the same entertaining comedy, and stayed on until the film ended, and liked it more.

Believe me: if this comedy makes me laugh out loud three times in a second viewing, barely two months from the first, it's because it is decidedly good.


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