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Sunburn (1979)

After a rich old man dies in a suspicious car accident in Acapulco, Mexico, his widow wants his insurance company to pony up five million dollars. Hotshot investigator Jake Decker (Charles Grodin) and charming model Ellie (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) come in to check it out.

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James Booth (screenplay), John Daly (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farrah Fawcett ... Ellie (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Charles Grodin ... Jake
Art Carney ... Marcus
Joan Collins ... Nera
William Daniels ... Crawford
John Hillerman ... Webb
Eleanor Parker ... Mrs. Thoren
Keenan Wynn ... Mark Elmes
Robin Clarke Robin Clarke ... Karl
Joan Goodfellow ... Joanna
Jack Kruschen ... Gela
Alejandro Rey ... Fons
Jorge Luke ... Vasquez
Seymour Cassel ... Dobbs
Joanna Rush Joanna Rush ... Mamie (as Joanna Lehmann)
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Storyline

After a rich old man dies in a suspicious car accident in Acapulco, Mexico, his widow wants his insurance company to pony up five million dollars. Hotshot investigator Jake Decker (Charles Grodin) and charming model Ellie (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) come in to check it out.

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Taglines:

A private dick. A classy chick. An old guy named Al. As detectives they were second to everyone. [USA Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Farrah Fawcett's premiere hotel bungalow in Acapulco, Mexico was protected twenty-four hours a day by security guards. Fawcett was constantly swamped by fans during the shoot. See more »

Goofs

Man posing as police officer is beside the driver's door when the car is stopped; when vehicle accelerates, they hit him.' See more »

Quotes

Jake: Gonna be a piece of cake.
Marcus: Piece of cake?
Jake: Trust me.
Marcus: Better be a file in that piece of cake.
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Connections

References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

With a Little Luck
Written by Paul McCartney
Performed by Paul McCartney and Wings
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Great audio visual entertainment
21 April 2008 | by shelly10538See all my reviews

It's not "Citizen Cane" nor is it suppose to be, but I will always love this movie. Definitely makes me think of the late 70s, with it's visuals and "neat-o" soundtrack with cool songs by Wings and 10cc. I seen it on Showtime in about 1981 and have loved it ever since. I also remember that I just about flipped when it played "With a little luck" at the end. Charles Grodin is hilarious and Farrah is stunning. Joan Collins is kind of a hot cougar as well, if you are into horny old winos, which I must be. It'd make a great triple feature of late 70s light entertainment and music with "Xanadu" and "FM". Perfect movie to watch on an air conditioned hot summer day.


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Country:

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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 August 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,410,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,410,776
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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