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Where's Marlowe? (1998)

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After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ferrer ... Joe Boone
John Livingston ... A.J. Edison
Yasiin Bey ... Wilt Crawley (as Mos Def)
John Slattery ... Kevin Murphy
Allison Dean ... Angela
Clayton Rohner ... Sonny 'Beep' Collins
Elizabeth Schofield Elizabeth Schofield ... Monica Collins
Barbara Howard Barbara Howard ... Emma Huffington
Kirk Baltz ... Rivers
Miguel Sandoval ... Skip Pfeiffer
Brent Jennings ... Funeral Director
Bill McKinney ... Uncle Bill
Heather McComb ... Trophy Wife
Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Ninki Bregman
Joyce Guy Joyce Guy ... Wilt's Mom


After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail to bring in the big bucks however, and after sleeping with the wife of one of their clients Murphy leaves. To stop Boone from having to close down the business the two film-makers must resort to a hands-on approach in the investigations to ensure the completion of their movie. Written by Signy

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A comedy about passion, murder and things that can only happen in the movies.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¿Dónde está Marlowe? See more »


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,985, 14 November 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,985, 14 November 1999
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandblast,Weiten See more »
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Slattery plays Miguel Ferrer's business partner. Slattery is married to Talia Balsam, whose ex-husband is Ferrer's cousin, George Clooney. See more »


Kevin Murphy: It's been real.
Wilton Crawley: It's a documentary!
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References The Rockford Files (1974) See more »


Fidelio: Overture
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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A sadly ignored film
12 June 2005 | by jonathanv_00See all my reviews

I love this flick. I went to a test screening in L.A. a year or two (?) before its release, had the opportunity to make comments about the film, etc. Was looking forward to it coming out... and then never heard of it again until it came out two years or whatever later on. I must have been the only person in the screening who liked it.

Took the wife to it when it came out in theaters, and it still made an impression on me the second time. Sure, it's a bit uneven and takes a while to figure out where it's going, but it's a fun movie with some neat twists and more originality than many other films out there these days.

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