Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
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Joe Don Baker,
The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, ... See full summary »
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
Mona Dearly, a spiteful, loud-mouthed, unpopular woman dies when the car she is driving in plunges off a cliff and into a river near the small upstate New York town where she lives. Wyatt Rash, the local police chief, investivates and suspects foul play in Mona's death and tries to contain the whole town whom all are suspects who include Wyatt's daughter Ellen, who is going to marry landscape artist Bobby Calzone whose business was suffering from his lazy business partner, Jeff, Mona's slow-witted son, as well as waitress Rona Mace, who was having an affair with Mona's husband. Written by
Roman Catholic weddings are very rarely held outside a Church. Father Tom is dressed in clerical street clothes; He should be wearing a surplice-a white garment over his clericals, and a stole--a long a long scarf-like strip which is required when a priest administers a sacrament. Catholic ceremonies never ask for objections--as the proposed wedding is announced three weeks prior at Sunday. Finally, the priest does not "pronounce" the couple marries. The bride and groom are sacramentally married when they finish exchanging vows--in essence, they marry themselves.. See more »
Some shame bout that Mona Dearly. I mean, so young.
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Bette Midler, even though she is the title character, gets second billing to Danny DeVito.
In the recently released "Isn't She Great" she gets to play both sides of the ugly/beautiful coin and she does it here again brilliantly.
Sherriff Wyatt Rash (DeVito) has too many suspects in the death of Mona. Everyone would like to see her dead.
Neve Campbell as his daughter (Ellen) turns in a fine performance. Her breakdown and ultimate (short-lived) lesbian experience with the town's mechanic is either over-the-top -- or just short of being brilliant; hard to tell.
Casey Affleck (Ben's little brother) is very one-note -- I want to believe that it was written that way and that Bobby is not as shallow as the script would have us believe.
This is not a film that will appeal to everyone -- but hang in -- it only gets better as it goes along.
I enjoyed it -- and as I reflect on it -- it only gets better.
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