PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
The movie was titled "The Cheap Detective", according to writer Neil Simon, "because the detective in those old films never got paid! Who paid Humphrey Bogart for finding all those crooks in The Maltese Falcon (1941)? He arrested Mary Astor and sent her and everyone else to jail. Who paid him? . . . The ... ...
No tip. There's been a death in the family.
Cabbie: I wish it was you!
When Lou and Marlene are talking in his apartment, her scarf keeps changing position from surrounding her face to trailing down the back of her head.
The opening credits are written in chalk on a sidewalk, a brick wall, a tambourine, a dock piling, and the back of an overcoat.
$5,000,000 (USA) (25 June 1978)