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Foul Play (1978)

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

Director:

Colin Higgins

Writer:

Colin Higgins
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Gloria Mundy
Chevy Chase ... Tony Carlson
Burgess Meredith ... Mr. Hennessey
Rachel Roberts ... Gerda Casswell
Eugene Roche ... Archbishop Thorncrest
Dudley Moore ... Stanley Tibbets
Marilyn Sokol Marilyn Sokol ... Stella
Brian Dennehy ... Fergie
Marc Lawrence ... Stiltskin
Chuck McCann ... Theatre Manager
Billy Barty ... J.J. MacKuen
Don Calfa ... Scarface
Bruce Solomon ... Scott
Cooper Huckabee ... Sandy
Pat Ast ... Mrs. Venus
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Storyline

When, unbeknownst to Gloria, a microfilm cassette is left with her by a dying agent, she becomes entangled in a complicated series of events. She's pursued by a dwarf and an albino, and becomes convinced that they are out to kill her. Finally, with the help of San Francisco detective Tony Carlson, she begins to turn the tables on her pursuers. It becomes clear that the nerfarious crew after her are plotting a dastardly deed indeed - to assassinate the Pope as he visits the city to see _The Mikado_. Gloria and Tony must race against time to prevent this terrible crime. Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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Taglines:

A new comedy-thriller from Paramount for Summer '78 See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing Lydia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$44,999,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,999,621
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Playing Pope Pius XIII was "Mr. San Francisco," Cyril Magnin, that city's real-life first "Chief of Protocol," as well as businessmen, power broker, political fundraiser, chief executive, and multi-millionaire. This movie was the first of only two movie roles for Magnin; the other was as Mr. San Francisco in Maxie (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Gloria is escaping from the apartment where she's being held, she punches Turk in the right side of the face with the brass knuckles, but when we next see Turk (in the Archbishop's office), it is his left eye that is black and blue, not his right one. See more »

Quotes

[giving Gloria a rape alarm, a can of MACE and a knuckleduster]
Stella: Take these. Without them, you are a walking light-bulb... waiting to be screwed.
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Crazy Credits

Esme the snake is played by Shirley Python See more »

Connections

Referenced in Crank (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready To Take A Chance Again
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Recording created by Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
Sung by Barry Manilow
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What a great film
26 October 2003 | by phoenix_az1985See all my reviews

I wish they would show this movie more.It doesn't get enough credit.I loved every minute of it. It has such a good storyline. The charecters were played really well.


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