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Shamus (1973)

Millions in diamonds are stolen from a safe in NYC and later the burglar is killed. Shamus is paid $10,000 by the owner to find the diamonds or killer.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writer:

Barry Beckerman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... McCoy
Dyan Cannon ... Alexis
John P. Ryan ... Col. Hardcore
Joe Santos ... Lt. Promuto
Giorgio Tozzi Giorgio Tozzi ... Dottore
Ron Weyand Ron Weyand ... Hume
Larry Block ... Springy
Beeson Carroll ... Bolton
Kevin Conway ... The Kid
Kay Frye Kay Frye ... Bookstore Girl
John Glover ... Johnnie
Merwin Goldsmith ... Schnook
Melody Santangello Melody Santangello ... First Woman (as Melody Santangelo)
Irving Selbst Irving Selbst ... Heavy
Alex Wilson ... Felix
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Storyline

New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and rather too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Trivia

The movie's MacGuffin was a parcel of stolen diamond jewels. See more »

Goofs

When McCoy enters the shipping room at the warehouse, the border pattern on the front of the glass panel does not match that seen through from the rear. The two verticals over the PP in SHIPPING should be visible through the frosted glass, but there is a horizontal join instead. See more »

Quotes

Shamus McCoy: She doesn't need protection, she's flat chested.
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Connections

Followed by A Matter of Wife... and Death (1975) See more »

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OK, But Not One Of Burt's More Memorable Films
23 July 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Although this was a fast-paced pretty interesting crime story, it was not memorable, which is probably one reason there are so few reviews here.

Burt Reynolds was perfect for '70s film world of film in which just about anything was shown or heard now that all the restrictions were removed. Burt, as he did in this film, would sleep with any girl that came along. In one scene, Reynolds enters a bookstore, sees the clerk has a "nice pair of boobs," so they have sex immediately right at the store. Only in the sleazy '70s of Hollywood! (Or in most men's dreams.)

Actually, Burt excelled in films that combined action and humor, which this has but not enough to make this one of more-remembered movies. However, it does have very little nudity despite the above paragraph and no blasphemy. The best part of the movies might be the final action scene which provides two laugh-out- loud scenes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Passion for Danger See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$480,500
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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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