PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.
While Steve Martin's character is at the bar in Carlotta, a clip is used of Charles Laughton from The Bribe (1949) asking, "You know who I could be?" and Martin replies, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame?" Laughton played that role in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).
And I brought you a puppy, something you never had as a boy.
Jimmie Sue's Father: Now get out!
Rigby Reardon: Come on, Ramon.
Rigby Reardon: You don't deserve a puppy.
Jimmie Sue's Father: Wait! Pick that up.
Rigby Reardon: But it's all soft and steamy.
Jimmie Sue's Father: Pick that up!
Rigby Reardon: You're a sick man, Altfeld. You can make me pick up dog dirt, but ...
When Rigby (Steve Martin) is exchanging a $5 bill for a $1 bill with Ray Milland through the cracked open doorway, you can clearly see that the bill is marked "Series 1969" which is about 25 years after the time the film is set in.
There is a spelling mistake with the Composer. In the credits at the beginning he is spelled: Miklos Rosza. In the credits after the end he is spelled correct: Miklos Rozsa.
$4,289,601 (USA) (23 May 1982)
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