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Cry Uncle (1971)

Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Writers:

David Odell (screenplay), Michael Brett (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator (voice)
Pamela Gruen Pamela Gruen ... Renee
Allen Garfield ... Jake Masters
Devin Goldenberg Devin Goldenberg ... Keith
Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Russian Girl
Chuck Pfeiffer Chuck Pfeiffer ... Texan
Reuben Schafer Reuben Schafer ... Russian
Paul Sorvino ... Coughing Cop
Ray Barron Ray Barron ... Bald Cop
Madeleine Le Roux ... Cora Merrill
David Kirk David Kirk ... Jason Dominic
Sean Walsh Sean Walsh ... Gene Sprigg
Debbi Morgan ... Olga Winter (as Deborah Morgan)
Maureen Byrnes Maureen Byrnes ... Lena Right
Nancy Salmon Nancy Salmon ... Connie Landfield
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Storyline

Jake Masters is a private detective who is hired by millionaire Jason Dominic. The police are after Jason in connection with the murder of a woman, and Jason wants Jake to find the real killer. Jake teams up with his nephew, Keith, and Jason's bodyguard, Cora Merrill. They track down the unsavory suspects one by one, getting involved in several murders and sexual situations along the way. Written by Patrick Lin

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Gets To The Bottom Of Things See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cry Uncle! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

15th Street Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)
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Quotes

Jake Masters: You got to trust me.
Jason Dominic: I trusted a man in 1938. He took me for 67 dollars. That was a lot of money in those days.
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Alternate Versions

Two different versions of this film were released in Australia. The uncut version was rated 'X', and an edited version, generally available in local video stores, was rated 'R'. See more »

Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry Uncle (Come With Me)
Words and Music by Harper MacKay and Moose Charlap
Performed by Sandy Stewart
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A very amusing, tightly directed humorous of the old murder mystery formula…
20 September 2008 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

Jake Masters (Allen Garfield) is a private eye detective hired by a wealthy man who is the prime suspect in the murder of a young starlet... It is Jake's job to find the real killer... He not only uncovers the case, but also a lot of hookers and call girls...

The misadventures are highly comic and include sexual intercourse, unintentional necrophilia, and sinister lesbians... The sexual overtones are stimulating and funny... They are used more to comment on the hypocrisy of society than to derive unjust profit...

There is a lot of soul in this film, especially in the performance of Garfield, who plays a very adorable investigator... Madeleine Le Roux is volcanic as the fiery blond who is as quick with a pistol as she is with her verbal assaults...


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