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Once Upon a Crime... (1992)

PG  |   |  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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Marilyn Schwary
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Julian Peters
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Inspector Bonnard
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Alfonso de la Pena
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Hercules Popodopoulos
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Housekeeper
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Butler
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Madame de Senneville
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Carla the Agent
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ...
Customs Officer
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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, 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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$8,700,000 (USA)
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Eugene Levy:  as the casino cashier. See more »

Quotes

Neil Schwary: So, if you're not a gambler anymore, how come your on this train to Monte Carlo?
Augie Morosco: My wife is there on holiday. She helped me get back into the business. Extremely wealthy.
Neil Schwary: Oh, I see. You married for money.
Augie Morosco: I did not marry for money. I married for lots of money!
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Remake of ...And Suddenly It's Murder! (1960) See more »

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Light, charming with wonderful cast
9 March 2002 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I'd never heard of this and just saw it on television. It's charming.

I thought George Hamilton was particularly good as an Italian gigolo -he had mastered a terrifically funny accent (among other things, he creates new syllables - as in "jump - ED" or "laugh-ED").

I had not seen Giancarlo Giannini in anything since the 1970s - and he's wonderful in the only serious part - the Monegasque (correct spelling for one from Monaco?) detective.

Sean Young throws herself into this comedic role and Richard Lewis, John Candy, Cybill Shepherd, and Jim Belushi are fine.

I do recommend this movie highly - it's light and frothy, but with many funny lines. As others have said, it has a beautiful setting - in the Hotel de Paris and Monaco in general. For whatever reason, this movie seems to be unpopular in Ohio (the two negative comments are both from Ohioans) - if you're in the other 49 states or overseas, you're sure to enjoy it.


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