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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 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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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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An enthralling & action-packed comedy-thriller, full of blistering excitement. {UK Video} See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

Farrah Fawcett-Majors nearly drowned during filming of a scuba diving scene when stuntmen accidentally drew her underwater before she had properly attached her breathing apparatus. 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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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake It, Baby Love
(uncredited)
Written by John Ferrara
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Not really a comedy
15 September 1999 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Despite being labeled as a comedy, "Sunburn" really isn't one - its aim seems to be a light-hearted mystery. But there really isn't much mystery in this movie - much of the footage is more or less padding. I started to grow impatient as the movie progressed. I didn't find any of the going-ons amusing in any way. Also, there is some very bad editing that really sticks out like a sore thumb.

I was prepared to hate F.F.'s performance, but I was surprised. She isn't great, but her acting is a lot better than you'd think. And it's nice that her character isn't the expected bubblehead, but someone with average intelligence, and isn't a screaming wimp. However, the romantic pairing of F.F. and C.G. is one of the strangest and most unlikely pairings in motion picture history!


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Release Date:

10 August 1979 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Mexico

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$2,410,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,410,776
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