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Dirty Tricks (1981)

PG
95 min | Comedy

A Harvard University student finds a strange letter that seems to be signed by George Washington. When trying to contact an expert (Prof. Chandler) to authenticate it, he is murdered but the letter disappears. Then Chandler, who does not ...See moreA Harvard University student finds a strange letter that seems to be signed by George Washington. When trying to contact an expert (Prof. Chandler) to authenticate it, he is murdered but the letter disappears. Then Chandler, who does not know anything about the case, gets chased by the mafia and haunted by a TV reporter (Polly Bishop). Written by Michel Rudoy See less
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Writers
Thomas Gifford (novel "The Glendower Legacy") (screenplay) | William W. Norton (screenplay) (as William Norton Sr.) | Eleanor E. Norton (screenplay) (as Eleanor Elias Norton) | Camille Gifford (screenplay)
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$5,200,000
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Release date
Mar 6, 1981 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Elliott Gould
Professor Chandler Professor Chandler   See fewer
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Kate Jackson
Polly Bishop Polly Bishop   See fewer
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Rich Little
Robert Brennan Robert Brennan   See fewer
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Arthur Hill
Professor Prosser Professor Prosser   See fewer
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John Juliani
Roselli Roselli   See fewer
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Mavor Moore
Mr. Underhill Mr. Underhill   See fewer
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Nicholas Campbell
Bill Darcy Bill Darcy   See fewer
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Michael Kirby
FBI Agent Wicklow FBI Agent Wicklow   See fewer
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Angus MacInnes
FBI Agent Jones (as Angus McInnes) FBI Agent Jones (as Angus McInnes)   See fewer
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Hugh Webster
Mr. Darcy Mr. Darcy   See fewer
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Irene Kessler
Mrs. Cohen Mrs. Cohen   See fewer
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Earl Pennington
Taxi driver Taxi driver   See fewer
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Joyce Campion
Mrs. Greenshields Mrs. Greenshields   See fewer
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Ken Umland
Cameraman Cameraman   See fewer
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Neil Affleck
Student #1 Student #1   See fewer
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Murray Cruchley
Anchorman (as Lee Murray) Anchorman (as Lee Murray)   See fewer
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George E. Zeeman
Fire Captain Fire Captain   See fewer
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Michael Harrouch
Patient Patient   See fewer
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Robert D. Koby
Doctor (as Dr. Robert D. Koby) Doctor (as Dr. Robert D. Koby)   See fewer
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Anthony Sherwood
Soundman Soundman   See fewer
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Lewis Pugh
Elderly Man Elderly Man   See fewer
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Griffith Brewer
The Veteran (as Griff Brewer) The Veteran (as Griff Brewer)   See fewer
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Jeannette Tucker
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Isabelle Hunting
Elderly Lady Elderly Lady   See fewer
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Lisa Bodie
Nurse Nurse   See fewer
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Howard
The Dog The Dog   See fewer
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Rochanya Generous
Girl in Lockerroom (uncredited) Girl in Lockerroom (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.6 / 10 | 108 votes