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Tony Rome (1967)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 10 November 1967 (USA)
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Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a boat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Marvin H. Albert (novel), Richard L. Breen (screenplay) (as Richard Breen)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Tony Rome
Jill St. John ... Ann Archer
Richard Conte ... Lt. Dave Santini
Gena Rowlands ... Rita Kosterman
Simon Oakland ... Rudy Kosterman
Jeffrey Lynn ... Adam Boyd
Lloyd Bochner ... Vic Rood
Robert J. Wilke ... Ralph Turpin
Virginia Vincent ... Sally Bullock
Joan Shawlee ... Fat Candy
Richard Krisher ... Donald Pines
Lloyd Gough ... Jules Langley
Babe Hart Babe Hart ... Oscar
Templeton Fox ... Mrs. Schuyler
Rocky Graziano ... Packy
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Storyline

Tony Rome is an ex-cop turned private eye in Miami Beach. For $200 he returns a young woman to her father's house after she passes out in a seedy hotel, and he keeps the hotel's name out of it. Trouble is, she's missing a diamond pin, and tough guys show up at Tony's boat looking for it. When the pin does turn up, it's fake, so the girl's father, a wealthy builder, hires Tony to find out what happened to the real stones. Bodies pile up, Tony suspects the builder's trophy wife, and he's also looking for a mysterious guy named Nimmo who used to date Ann Archer, a stunning redhead Tony meets at the builder's. Can Tony sort it out before too many die, and what about Ann? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The action is so fast... it's a wonder Tony Rome stays alive... and single!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 November 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schnüffler See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,480,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Arcola Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Tiffany Bolling. See more »

Quotes

[Ann explains the problem of being formerly married]
Ann: We can't claim to be the town virgins and can't afford to be the town tramps.
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Version of Nick Quarry (1968) See more »

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Hard Times
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"Tony Rome'll find ya if you don't watch out--Watch Out!"
4 February 2003 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Promising blend of hard-boiled crime flick and campy detective yarn that doesn't quite go the distance. Pulpy plot features a gaggle of cartoony characters and Frank Sinatra at his wiseass best playing Florida private dick wrapped up in convoluted mystery centering on millionaire's daughter (Sue Lyon). Terrific supporting cast includes Gena Rowlands (looking lovely), Jill St. John (at her slinky, sexy best), Simon Oakland and Richard Conte, but the plot runs out of gas somewhere in the second act. A bit stronger than its immediate sequel, "Lady in Cement", and Sinatra's panache is definitely worth checking out. After getting out of a rickety elevator, he tells the female operator, "Nice riiide." **1/2 from ****


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