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Where's Marlowe? (1998)

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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Wilt Crawley (as Mos Def)
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Kevin Murphy
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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.


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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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1 October 1998 (USA)  »

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¿Dónde está Marlowe?  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$5,985 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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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 »

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Kevin Murphy: It's been real.
Wilton Crawley: It's a documentary!
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References The Sleeping City (1950) See more »

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Fidelio: Overture
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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Delightful blending of hard-boiled detective story with mockumentary format
29 October 1998 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

The premise: Two young documentary filmmakers set out to make a film about a two-man detective agency in Los Angeles, led by Miguel Ferrer as John Boone. But things fall apart, and they get involved in the story, losing professional distance and objectivity, with hilarious results.

This is an absolutely marvelous film, and the mockumentary format lends an odd feel to it that's hard to explain. You'll just have to go see it.


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