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Dick Dobson P.I. and the Case of the Kidnapped Cookies (2006)

Considering retirement at age nine and a half, veteran detective Dick Dobson agrees to take on one last case when a mysterious dame stumbles through his doorway.

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Dick Dobson (voice) (as Nick Williams)
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Considering retirement at age nine and a half, veteran detective Dick Dobson agrees to take on one last case when a mysterious dame stumbles through his doorway.

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February 2006 (UK)  »

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This film was officially selected for several international film festivals, including: *Raindance International Film Festival (London) *Talent Circle Super Shorts International Film Festival (London, where it was placed in the top 10 of over 320 selected films) *Future Shorts International Touring Festival (Worldwide) *Rooftop International Film Festival (New York) *Wood Green International Film Festival (London) *9th International Mestre Film Festival (Venice) *Purbeck International Film Festival 2006 (England) *Landcrab International Film Festival (England), where it won the awards for Best Line, Best Script, the audience vote for Best Film and the 'Palm Door', the judges' vote for Best Film. In October 2007 it was chosen to be the opening film for the Purbeck International Film Festival 2007. See more »

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Brilliant Short
12 December 2008 | by (Swanage, UK) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to catch a screening of 'Dick Dobson P.I.' at the Landcrab Film Festival, and I must say, I could not disagree with the previous reviewer more! The claims of poor sound quality must have been the version he was watching or the one that was broadcast on that night, as when we saw it (and every time I have seen it online since), the sound quality is very good (not to mention the quality of the music and vocal acting itself).

This is a very funny film - at the screening I was at there was huge laughter almost every other line, so to say it only has one good joke is rather curmudgeonly! I remember it even picked up awards that night specifically for its script and another for the best line in the festival (the 'cat pointing a gun..' one), so I guess it must be a case of different strokes for different folks! I agree that the film is a 'one-note' affair, but again, I think the point is being missed slightly by the reviewer - the plot with this film is DELIBERATELY generic, in order to sell the parody nature of the film, and to have the audience recognise the traditional film noir 'story beats' in what little running time it has to play with. The cleverness, and focus of the script is in its constant use of wordplay to back up and compliment the visual gags - something that I feel it succeeds very admirably at.

I very much enjoyed this film and would thoroughly encourage others to seek it out! Chris G, Swanage, UK


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