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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.

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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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A new comedy thriller from the creators of "Silver Streak". See more »


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14 July 1978 (USA)  »

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Killing Lydia  »

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$44,999,621
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First of only three feature films as a director for Colin Higgins. The subsequent films were Nine to Five (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). See more »

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When Scotty is driving in the car with Gloria he tells her he has only three cigarettes left and asks Gloria to hold them, when he slips the film into the cigarette pack, it shows four cigarettes. See more »

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[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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Esme the snake is played by Shirley Python See more »


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I Feel the Earth Move
Written and performed by Carole King
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One of the best comedies of the seventies!
22 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Goldie Hawn is gorgeous as always. Dudley Moore is unforgettable as the sex mad Englishman and a very young Chevy Chase is terrific as the handsome cop. A very funny comedy with well chosen music from Gilbert and Sullivan and Barry Manilow. Look out for the two old ladies playing Scrabble......hilarious. The plot revolves around Goldie and a gang of assassins who get her and the cops very confused and results in a great many hilarious moments and a great deal of action. The film is, in some places, reminiscent of the slapstick comedies of the 30's and 40's and the car chase is similar to the many car chases that have been filmed on the streets of San Francisco e.g. Bullitt and What's Up Doc? Highly recommended.


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