Foul Play (1978)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Mystery, Thriller


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A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.


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  • Goldie Hawn and William Frankfather in Foul Play (1978)
  • Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in Foul Play (1978)
  • Goldie Hawn in Foul Play (1978)
  • Dudley Moore in Foul Play (1978)
  • Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in Foul Play (1978)
  • Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in Foul Play (1978)

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5 December 2004 | stubotnyc
Foul Play is good clean fun
The movies served as my babysitter in the late seventies, and watching the new DVD release of Foul Play bought back memories of good times, and the very well done DVD transfer was a joy to watch and listen to.

I can't think of a better movie that puts the late seventies in to perspective; the comedy is simple, the relationships between the characters is lighthearted; heck, even funnier to me is Chevy's offering of a 'joint' to goldie, then saying, "you know they say the cops have the best dope", an ironic pre "war on drugs" line when people had perspective on such things.

The acting is really quite good, Chevy looks great as a young man, and Goldie is absolutely stunning. The cinematography is well done, crisp and clear lighting with that seventies film stock quality that seems better in many ways than the heavily digitally processed look of today. It's refreshing to see, AND to hear- the 5.1 surround was surprisingly good, very clear, and well thought out.

If you are like me, and remember seeing this movie in the late seventies, and would like a treat, rent or buy Foul Play on DVD, a true pleasure indeed.

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,999,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,999,621

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