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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

PG
88 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.
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Director
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Miklós Rózsa (as Miklos Rozsa)
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Release date
May 21, 1982 (United States)

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6.9 / 10 | 19,208 votes