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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This movie's source Stanley Ellin novel "The Bind" is also known as "The Man from Nowhere". See more »

Quotes

Nera: Be cruel to me, darling. Bite my neck hard and tell me what a wicked lady I am!
Jake: Are you sure Fons isn't expected shortly?
Nera: Oh no...
[gigles]
Nera: ... he's away on business and he won't be back until tomorrow, you lucky devil, you!
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You Bet Your Love
Music by Herbie Hancock
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A fantasy adventure filled with fun.
30 June 1999 | by CoolYogiSee all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorites. For pure entertainment value. I usually go for much more thought provoking films, but this one was fun. I saw it originally on cable many years ago. I still hear the 10cc song "I don't want to lose you. Dadda dadda da dah" and think of putting lotion on Farrah's back side while she lies with that bed sheet seductively covering her!(Which was much more enticing than actually seeing a nude scene.) With the dry comedy of Grodin, and his way of making you believe it could be you and the always likeable Art Carney I just wish I could've been there in Mexico with them. I almost became a Insurance Investigator! I wish I could find this on video. Stranded on an island, this would be one of my 5 films to keep.


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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 August 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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