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Izzy & Moe (1985)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | TV Movie 23 September 1985
The adventures of two retired vaudeville performers, who become two of the best prohibition Agents in the 1920s.

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... Izzy Einstein
... Moe Smith
... Dallas Carter
... Esther Einstein
... Lt. Murphy
... Agent McCoy
Jesse Doran ... Dutch
Thelma Lee ... Mrs. Perlman
Tom Wiggin ... Agent Norman Harris
... Jake
... Sheriff Bledsoe
Sully Boyar ... Fat Harry
... Desk Clerk
Tracy Sallows ... Paula
Mary Tanner Bailey ... Lilly (as Mary Tanner)
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This is the film based on the true adventures of Izzy and Moe. They were two retired vaudeville performers who, being unemployed, decided to become Prohibition Enforcement Agents. They are initially treated with scorn from fellow Agents as old men pretending to be cops. That abuse soon stops when the pair refuse to use the standard but futile methods of the agency, and instead employ their theatrical experience to use an amazing variety of disguises and tricks to become two of the most effective agents on the force. Eventually, their outstanding string of successful raids and arrests starts drawing the attention of the mob and their bought cops, who desperately plan to stop this pair. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Crime

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Not Rated
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23 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos bribones contra el hampa  »

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the real-life adventures of two former vaudevillians who became Prohibition Agents and used disguises and impersonations to catch bootleggers. See more »

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Mrs. Pearlman: [Speaking to Izzy] The day you do something important, I'll light your cigar in Macy's window!
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Referenced in While We're Young (2014) See more »

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Nice film, bad history
18 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Gleason and Carney do a very good job in this film. Unfortunately, the reason a friend invited me over to watch it was because he knows I'm a history buff with a special interest in the Prohibition era -- and let's face it, even by Hollywood standards the historical facts were trashed. The real Izzy and Moe were very interesting people, if you want to see what they were up to leave this movie on the shelf and head to the library.


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