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Where's Marlowe? (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
A.J. Edison
Wilt Crawley (as Mos Def)
Kevin Murphy
Sonny 'Beep' Collins
Elizabeth Schofield ...
Monica Collins
Barbara Howard ...
Emma Huffington
Skip Pfeiffer
Funeral Director
Trophy Wife
Dr. Ninki Bregman
Joyce Guy ...
Wilt's Mom


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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Originally shot as a TV pilot for ABC. Two years after the original shoot, additional scenes were added to expand it to feature length. See more »


Kevin Murphy: It's been real.
Wilton Crawley: It's a documentary!
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References The Rockford Files (1974) See more »


Fidelio: Overture
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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THE Grand American Private Dude Meta-Movie
11 May 2001 | by (Bishop Hill, IL) – See all my reviews

This practically undistributed movie deconstructs the deeply hilarious American Private Dude archetype MUCH more sagely/gently/smartly/straightly than the also amusing, if brazenly campy/overcooked/dumbed-down, "The Big Lebowski". Commercial media wizards reject complexity, especially comic complexity (anything not BROADLY slapstick/satiric?) BEFORE it can come to market? Apparently. Wonderful stuff. Rent/buy it if you can find it. You might be charmed. You might even wonder WHY our professional masters consider us so uniform? Or plumb stupid? If we want ONLY movies that wash over us sensationally, WAVES of light/sound, we don't need ANY movies that ask for our attention, our thoughtful participation. Of course. If, on the other hand...

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