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The Cheap Detective (1978)

PG
92 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

San Francisco, 1940, detectives, dames, documents, Nazis, and a treasure.
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$ 6,000,000
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$ 5,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 28,221,552
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Release date
Jun 23, 1978 (United States)

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Peter Falk
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James Coco
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Dom DeLuise
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Louise Fletcher
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John Houseman
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Madeline Kahn
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Fernando Lamas
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Marsha Mason
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Abe Vigoda
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Nicol Williamson
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Emory Bass
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Carmine Caridi
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James Cromwell
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Vic Tayback
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Carole Wells
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John Calvin
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Barry Michlin
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Lee McLaughlin
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Zale Kessler
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Jerrold Ziman
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Wally K. Berns
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Bella Bruck
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Henry Sutton
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Maurice Marks
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Joe Ross
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Dean Perry
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Ronald L. Schwary
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Laurie Hagen
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Lee Menning
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Lynn Griffis
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Paula Friel
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George Simmons
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6.5 / 10 | 3,428 votes