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Jake Spanner, Private Eye (1989)

Burnt-out private dick Jacob Aloysius Spanner teams up with his brother to help an old adversary track down his one remaining loved one, his kidnapped granddaughter. But who's the hood and who's being hoodwinked?

Director:

Lee H. Katzin

Writers:

L.A. Morse (novel), Andrew J. Fenady (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Jake Spanner
Ernest Borgnine ... Sal Piccolo
John Mitchum ... J.P. Spanner
Richard Yniguez ... Ben Nunez
James Mitchum ... Lieutenant Kevin Spanner (as Jim Mitchum)
Laurie Lathem Laurie Lathem ... Toni New
Dick Van Patten ... The Commodore
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Man at Sal's House
Edie Adams ... Senior Club Member
Kenneth Kimmins ... Wellington Warren (as Ken Kimmins)
Terry Moore ... Sally
Sheree North ... Mrs. Bernstein
Clive Revill ... Herbert Soames
Stella Stevens ... Sandra Summers
Nita Talbot ... Nurse
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Burnt-out private dick Jacob Aloysius Spanner teams up with his brother to help an old adversary track down his one remaining loved one, his kidnapped granddaughter. But who's the hood and who's being hoodwinked?

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Dick See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Version of Yokohama monogatari (1985) See more »

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Dance in the Old Fashioned Way
Written by Charles Aznavour, Georges Garvarentz, Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Robert Mitchum
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Sorry Ernest...
7 February 2006 | by steve_lyonSee all my reviews

I bought this movie as a joke. It turns out that the joke was on me. This movie is the most boring film I have seen since 'Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.' It has a pretty strong cast with Robert Mitchum and Ernest Borgnine but unfortunately for them, they can't save this picture.

Hoodwinked, as it is called over here in Australia is about a group of old people who con insurance companies, hence the title. It's also about a kidnapping I think? I didn't really bother to focus. To be honest, I wish I never wasted my time and money on it.

The best review of this film can be summed up very briefly. I was watching it for what seemed two hours and it turned out to be thirty minutes.

Don't bother. Sorry Ernest...


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