Lou Peckinpaugh, the Cheap detective has entered a world that is half Casablanca and half Maltese Falcon. A parody of Bogart's films in which Lou goes through a series of scenes from the two movies trying to keep ahead of the police who think he killed his partner and find the black bird.Written by
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Opening credits prologue: In 1939, the ominous grey clouds of war broke loose over Western Europe and rained down havoc and destruction . . . followed by humidity and gradual clearing.
In the Philippines, a small band of native guerrillas prepared secretly for the inevitable conflict that would soon engulf the East . . . This has nothing to do with our story.
Our story is about crime. Not the bad crime we face each day on our streets . . . but the good crime we came to know and love in a time when the world was innocent ... when murder wasn't something you were ashamed of ... when a bullet hole wasn't something disgusting . . . and when a man could betray a woman without feeling guilty. Our story starts in a fictitious city called San Francisco ... seven thousand miles away from Casablanca. See more »
Hilarious movie! "ccthemovieman" does it a disservice. Freewheeling and full of clever plays-on-words humor. I've watched it at least five times and have recommended it to many friends who thanked me for turning them on to it. And I would call the "sexual humor" really tame; this is not a raunchy or sleazy movie by any means.
Falk is almost channeling Bogart his performance is that spot on. John Housman's "Sidney Greenstreet" is hilarious. Great performances by Kahn and Stockard Channing as well. If you like this movie, you would probably also like "Rustler's Rhapsody", another spoof that didn't get a lot of publicity when it was released.
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