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Gunn (1967)

Not Rated | | Mystery | June 1967 (USA)
Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an ... See full summary »

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Blake Edwards

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Blake Edwards (screenplay), William Peter Blatty (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Stevens ... Peter Gunn
Laura Devon ... Edie
Edward Asner ... Police Lt. Jacoby
Albert Paulsen ... Nick Fusco
Sherry Jackson ... Samantha
Helen Traubel Helen Traubel ... Mother
Jerry Douglas ... Dave Corwin
J. Pat O'Malley ... Tinker
Regis Toomey ... The Bishop
George Murdock ... Archie
Frank Kreig Frank Kreig ... Barney
Lincoln Demyan ... Julio Scarlotti
Chanin Hale ... Scarlotti's Mistress
Charles Dierkop ... Lazlo Joyce
Mikel Angel Mikel Angel ... Rasputin
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Storyline

Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an unclothed woman calling her self Samantha shows up at Gunn's apartment. The investigation gets grizzlier as it goes on, including the bombing of Mother's, one of Gunn's hangouts. Finally, Fusco gives Gunn a deadline to prove the mobster didn't kill Scarlotti - or else Gunn will be killed. Written by Bill Koenig

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Action, fun and suspense explode "GUNN" STYLE! See more »

Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunn See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Geoffrey Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot of this film derives from the very first episode of the "Peter Gunn" television series, although it has been greatly expanded and makes use of plot details which would never have been permitted on American television in the 1950s. See more »

Goofs

Gunn eats melon continually during lengthy scene in diner but at end of meal, only a few bites are missing from slice. See more »

Quotes

Peter Gunn: Immortality is a happy childhood.
Police Lt. Jacoby: What's your point?
Peter Gunn: We grow up and we die. Worrying about it just gets us there a little sooner.
Police Lt. Jacoby: Trite, but not very original.
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The European cut includes nude scenes featuring Sherry Jackson. See more »

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Referenced in Post Mortem with Mick Garris: William Friedkin (2011) See more »

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If Only I Could Fly
Composed & Sung by The Gordian Knot
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Pretty much everything they could NOT put on the TV show!!
9 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Something about a new grave makes me want to get drunk, run a 4 minute mile and shacking up with a red-head...not necessarily in that order"

I have only seen a few episodes of the old black & white "Peter Gunn" shows starring Craig Stevens. So, my watching and reviewing "Gunn" probably won't mean as much as a review from a die-hard fan of the series. So, while IMDb tells us that none of the original characters are here in this movie, I wouldn't know...aside from Stevens. But I do distinctly remember that the TV show was not nearly as sexy as this film! Here, the women (or shall I say Sam) are almost like those in a Bond film...willing to shed their clothes at a moment's notice. Though, since it was made for TV, you don't see anything...but it still has so much in the way of salacious content that I wonder if it was indeed a made for TV film like IMDb indicates. See this very violent, sexy and bizarre film and you'll see what I mean!!

Overall, I'd recommend this film but realize that it's an aberration--a film that COULDN'T have been like the TV program. The acting is quite good (it's nice to see Ed Asner and Albert Paulsen) and the plot is strange with a really unique twist at the end. Well worth seeing and I might have liked more...

By the way, although I've seen it in about a half dozen films, a spear gun is NOT a very effective weapon outside the water. It's not that accurate and a gun or bow would make a lot more sense. Neat..but illogical.


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