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Schwartz: The Brave Detective (1973)

Ha-Balash Ha'Amitz Shvartz (original title)
| Comedy | 1973 (Israel)
Bumbling private detective Schwartz and his equally inept part Simcha are hired by a man to find out if the man's wife is cheating on him with the family doctor. The blundering duo run ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ami Artzi, Lloyd Kaufman (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bomba Tzur ... Schwartz
Yosef Shiloach ... Simcha (as Joseph Shiloach)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilan Dar
Dubi Gal
Sassi Keshet
Aviva Marks ... (as Aviva Marcus)
Elisheva Michaeli
Talia Shapira
Tsippi Shavit
Mona Silberstein
Gideon Singer
Uri Zohar
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Bumbling private detective Schwartz and his equally inept part Simcha are hired by a man to find out if the man's wife is cheating on him with the family doctor. The blundering duo run afoul of mobsters and experience other mishaps during their investigation. Written by Woodyanders

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"Ha-Balash" is Hebrew for "The Detective." See more »

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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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I throw this "Gus" under the bus!
14 July 2019 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

In his memoirs, Troma Films' president Lloud Kaufman said that this movie (known as "Big Gus, What's The Fuss?" in some versions) was, "The biggest failure, monetarily and artistically, of my entire life." Reading his lamentations about the movie made me, of course, want to see it, but for years it was seemingly impossible to see. But thanks to the Internet, the movie is now available on YouTube for anyone to see if they want to... though after seeing it, I don't think anyone would be able to find anything to enjoy about the movie. The movie is certainly severely damaged by its slipshod production values and being full of extremely simple-minded gags that wouldn't even amuse a three year old child. But what really makes the movie a failure is the extremely low energy of the entire enterprise. It quickly becomes clear that nobody in the movie seems to be very enthusiastic about being here, from the uninspired performances of the actors to the lazy and flat direction from the director. The whole package ends up being an utter bore that also insults your intelligence. Not as bad as the Troma movie "Curse of the Cannibal Confederates", but it's very close.


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1973 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Gus, What's the Fuss? See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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1.37 : 1
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