PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco.
Peter Boyle replaced Brian Keith. Reportedly, Keith left the film because of the extended production process clashed with upcoming commitments. Keith can still be seen in some of the movie's long shots.
Would you be dippy enough Angel to spend a little shoe leather?
Kit Conger: Doing what?
Hammett: Looking for Gary Salt.
Kit Conger: Who the hell are you now? Hammett the writer? or Hammett the detective?
Hammett: I think you left out Hammett the fool.
$8,222 (USA) (19 September 1982)
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