The Cheap Detective

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  1. 48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    So Put It Out In WIDESCREEN, Already!!!, February 14, 2006
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    Edmond Gauthier (California) –
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    This review is from: The Cheap Detective (DVD)

    Cheap Detective? Cheapo version is more like it – this flick has been sadly butchered into a small standard frame format, which marks the real “murder” here. So the studio (and/or the DVD maker) is the REAL “killer” this time.

    It features a HUGE cast, which is all the more reason that this comedic gem must be released in its full Panavision glory. Until that time, this 5 star film only gets 3 lousy stars, and the DVD makers get ZERO of my money.

    (Unlike the GREAT version of the similar modern comedy classic Murder By Death, which is on DVD in beautiful widescreen and which I strongly urge eveyone to buy.)

    I therefore advise all fans of Falk, Sellers and company to BOYCOTT this pan-and-scan travesty, until the proper widescreen version is finally put out!

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  2. 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Superb satire, January 1, 2003
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    T. James “terrica37″ (Fremont, California United States) –
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    This review is from: The Cheap Detective (DVD)

    An hilarious spoof of classic Bogart films. Falk fills the Bogie role, Fernando Lamas, Madeline Kahn and Eileen Brennan are excellent.If you appreciate Casablanca,The Maltese Falcon,and The Big Sleep,you will certainly enjoy not only the acting,but the stage settings as well. Outstanding

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  3. 18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hilarious Spoof of “Casablanca” and Bogey!, November 3, 2000
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    Reginald D. Garrard “the G-man” (Camilla, GA USA) –
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    Like Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” “The Cheap Detective” is a lovingly hilarious homage to the great classics of the 30′s and 40′s. Falk, Fletcher, Kahn, Williams, Channing, and Brennan are outstanding.

    Houseman’s and DeLuise’s dead-on impersonations of legends Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre are brilliant!

    And one can only marvel at Ann-Margret’s “baubles!”

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