PG | | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
The film is an homage to the suspense movies of Alfred Hitchcock. The picture was released seven months after Mel Brooks' Hitchcock spoof High Anxiety (1977). Writer and Director Colin Higgins previously had written Silver Streak (1976), which was also a Hitchcock-like spoof thriller.
I play Detective. You play Lady In Distress.
Gloria Mundy: Hey, wait a minute. It's *my* ass they're after.
Tony Carlson: I'm sorry. You're right. That was a stupid, glib, chauvinist remark and I apologize. It *is* your ass they're after, and it's my job to see to it that... I ...
When the car drives into the pizza parlor and the guy making a pizza crust tosses the dough high into the air and dives out of the way, the dough lands a short distance behind where he was standing. The next shot shows, supposedly, the same crust landing on a woman's face.
A montage of scenes from the movie play over the end credits, with the cuckoo clock during the THE END disclaimer.
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