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Peter Gunn (1989)

Detective Peter Gunn is asked by a mob boss to find the murderer of a friend's brother. Although he is working outside from the mob, Gunn is none the less pursued by mobsters, the cops and interested women.

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Blake Edwards

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Blake Edwards
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Strauss ... Peter Gunn
Peter Jurasik ... Lieutenant Jacoby
Jennifer Edwards Jennifer Edwards ... Maggie
Barbara Williams ... Edie
Charles Cioffi ... Tony Amatti
Richard Portnow ... Spiros
Debra Stipe ... Sheila (as Debra Sandlund)
Leo Rossi ... Det. Russo
Tony Longo ... Sergeant Holstead
Pearl Bailey ... Mother
David Rappaport ... Speck
Andre Rosey Brown ... Bouncer (as Andre 'Rosey' Brown)
Jeffrey Alan Chandler ... Abe (as Jeffrey Allan Chandler)
Vito D'Ambrosio ... Futsy
Willie Garson ... Rusty
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Detective Peter Gunn is asked by a mob boss to find the murderer of a friend's brother. Although he is working outside from the mob, Gunn is none the less pursued by mobsters, the cops and interested women.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Cheiro da Morte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lieutenant Jacoby had no first name in previous productions, (Peter Gunn (1958) and Gunn (1967)) but here, he is named Herschel, a nod to Herschel Bernardi, who originated the role. See more »

Quotes

Peter Gunn: What's so special about jelly doughnuts?
Lieutenant Jacoby: ...The jelly.
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4 March 2006 | by carpet_sellerSee all my reviews

The best thing about this is the theme music if nothing else it lets you know the film has finally ended. The film looks to me like they are trying (to hard) to be funny and cool. The ex-cop, nightclub owner and gumshoe all rolled into one theme is badly represented here. Complete with mafia bosses sending the "muscle" to say lines like "Come on, let's take a ride".

This genre is great if it's done well - Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade for example - but here it's like pulling teeth. And at the same time listening to the poor jokes (if you can call them that) all the way through. This cost me 97p on DVD, it's the only reason I watched it all the way through, I want my 97p back, I'll pay the postage you can this for free.


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