The Cheap Detective (1978)

Cheap Detective
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Falk Actor Lou Peckinpaugh 1 1000001
Ann-Margret Actor Jezebel Desire 1 1000002
Eileen Brennan Actor Betty DeBoop 1 1000003
Sid Caesar Actor Ezra Dezire 1 1000004
Stockard Channing Actor Bess 1 1000005
James Coco Actor Marcel 1 1000006
Dom DeLuise Actor Pepe Damascus 1 1000007
Louise Fletcher Actor Marlene DuChard 1 1000008
John Houseman Actor Jasper Blubber 1 1000009
Madeline Kahn Actor Mrs Montenegro 1 1000010
Fernando Lamas Actor Paul DuChard 1 1000011
Marsha Mason Actor Georgia Merkle 1 1000012
Phil Silvers Actor Hoppy 1 1000013
Abe Vigoda Actor Sergeant Rizzuto 1 1000014
Paul Williams Actor Boy 1 1000015
Nicol Williamson Actor Colonel Schlissel 1 1000016
Emory Bass Actor Butler 1 1000017
Carmine Caridi Actor Sergeant Crosseti 1 1000018
Scatman Crothers Actor Tinker 1 1000019
Vic Tayback Actor Lieutenant DiMaggio 1 1000020
James Cromwell Actor n/a 1 1000021
David Stiers Actor n/a 1 1000022
Carole Wells Actor n/a 1 1000023
John Calvin Actor n/a 1 1000024
Barry Michlin Actor n/a 1 1000025
Jonathan Banks Actor n/a 1 1000026
Lew Gallo Actor n/a 1 1000027
Lee McLaughlin Actor n/a 1 1000028
Zale Kessler Actor n/a 1 1000029
Jerry Ziman Actor n/a 1 1000030
Wally Berns Actor n/a 1 1000031
Bella Bruck Actor n/a 1 1000032
Henry Sutton Actor n/a 1 1000033
Maurice Marks Actor n/a 1 1000034
Joe Ross Actor n/a 1 1000035
Dean Perry Actor n/a 1 1000036
George Rondo Actor n/a 1 1000037
Ronald Schwary Actor n/a 1 1000038
Louis Kelly Actor n/a 1 1000039
Charles Bastin Actor n/a 1 1000040
Armando Gonzalez Actor n/a 1 1000041
Gary Dyer Actor n/a 1 1000042
Laurie Hagen Actor n/a 1 1000043
Lee Menning Actor n/a 1 1000044
Nancy Warren Actor n/a 1 1000045
Nancy Coyne Actor n/a 1 1000046
Lynn Griffis Actor n/a 1 1000047
Paula Friel Actor n/a 1 1000048
Sheila Sisco Actor n/a 1 1000049
Lauren Simon Actor n/a 1 1000050
Cindy Lang Actor n/a 1 1000051
Tina Ritt Actor n/a 1 1000052
David Matthau Actor n/a 1 1000053
Gary Alexander Actor n/a 1 1000054
Michele Bernath Actor n/a 1 1000055
George Simmons Actor n/a 1 1000056
Joree Sirianni Actor n/a 1 1000057
Cornell Chulay Actor n/a 1 1000058
Robert Moore Director n/a 2 2000001
Ray Stark Producer n/a 3 3000001
Margaret Booth Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Neil Simon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Chulay Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
John Alonzo Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sidney Levin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Stevenson Editor n/a 172 7000002
Patrick Williams Music n/a 120781 8000001
Robert Luthardt Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Charles Pierce Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Phillip Bennett Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Theoni Aldredge Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
John Anderson Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Agnes Henry Costumes n/a 120828 13000003
Theoni Aldredge Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000004
John Anderson Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000005
Agnes Henry Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000006
William McCaughey Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000001
Michael Kohut Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Lyle Burbridge Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Al Overton Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000004
Synopsis
Lou Peckinpaugh, the Cheap Detective has entered a world that is half "Casablanca" and half "Maltese Falcone." A parody of Bogart's films in which Lou goes through a series of scenes from the two movies trying to keep ahead of the police who think he killed his partner as he tries to find the black bird.