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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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

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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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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the filming was done on location in Brooklyn in New York City where the actual movie's story-line was set. The 31st December 1972 edition of show-business trade paper 'Variety' reported "filming was done on actual locations". 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: You think you can buy me?
E.J. Hume: I'll give you ten thousand to come up with the diamonds or the killers.
Shamus McCoy: You just bought me.
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Referenced in Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005) See more »

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Burt Goes to NY
27 March 2007 | by jcohen1See all my reviews

The movie role Burt regretted most he missed out was that of Sonny Corleone to actor James Caan. Shamus was as close to a mob flick as Burt got. It's not the real McCoy. We have in Shamus Burt the wiseguy, the athlete, the stuntman ,the stud & the pick-up artist. He just has fun running thru Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Westchester. It's of course a tribute to the hardboiled detective heroes- Bogart and Mitchum. Not to mention a good Brando imitation mixed in to boot. This picture cemented the image that stuck all these years. Dyan Cannon and Burt certainly had a screen chemistry but I liked the bookseller who showed what was under the covers. This is a tip of the hat to The Big Sleep & Bogart's scene in the bookstore across the street. They can't make movies like thisanymore so enjoy it.


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