Where's Marlowe? (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Thriller  |  1 October 1998 (USA)
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After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and ... See full summary »


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After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail to bring in the big bucks however, and after sleeping with the wife of one of their clients Murphy leaves. To stop Boone from having to close down the business the two film-makers must resort to a hands-on approach in the investigations to ensure the completion of their movie. Written by Signy

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A comedy about passion, murder and things that can only happen in the movies.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Dónde está Marlowe?  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,985 (USA) (12 November 1999)


$5,985 (USA) (12 November 1999)

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1.33 : 1
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Delightful, indeed
12 April 2000 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I definitely agree with previous comments. The movie is delightful! Although this is not the first or best mockumentary around (i.e. not ground breaking), it is a very funny satire without being overly tongue-in-cheek.

It took a while to get here (Vancouver, Canada) and probably won't stick around too long (there are 5 people in the Sun matinee screening I attended). That's really sad...it is 10 times more entertaining than most of the mainstream movies playing in the multiplexes.

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