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Dirty Tricks (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 6 March 1981 (USA)
A Harvard University student finds a strange letter that seems to be signed by George Washington. When trying to contact an expert (Prof. Chandler) to authenticate it, he is murdered but ... See full summary »

Director:

Alvin Rakoff

Writers:

Thomas Gifford (novel), William W. Norton (screenplay) (as William Norton Sr.) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Professor Chandler
Kate Jackson ... Polly Bishop
Rich Little ... Robert Brennan
Arthur Hill ... Professor Prosser
John Juliani ... Roselli
Alberta Watson ... Tony
Mavor Moore Mavor Moore ... Mr. Underhill
Nicholas Campbell ... Bill Darcy
Michael McNamara Michael McNamara ... Thorn
Martin McNamara Martin McNamara ... Ozzie
Cindy Girling Cindy Girling ... Emily
Michael Kirby ... FBI Agent Wicklow
Angus MacInnes ... FBI Agent Jones (as Angus McInnes)
Hugh Webster Hugh Webster ... Mr. Darcy
Irene Kessler Irene Kessler ... Mrs. Cohen
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Storyline

A Harvard University student finds a strange letter that seems to be signed by George Washington. When trying to contact an expert (Prof. Chandler) to authenticate it, he is murdered but the letter disappears. Then Chandler, who does not know anything about the case, gets chased by the mafia and haunted by a TV reporter (Polly Bishop). Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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...Just good clean dirty fun. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accroche-toi, j'arrive See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

CAD 5,200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Filmplan International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Alvin Rakoff, the film's director, once said of what attracted him to this film: "The salary. My children like to eat. Of course I could give you a lot of baloney about how it was a meaningful part of my life. But I'm not that sort of guy. Or that sort of director". See more »

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