Bingo-caller Eddie Ginley (Albert Finney, in a BAFTA-nominated performance) wants to make a career change in this hard-boiled detective spoof. So, he quits his job, buys a trench coat and starts his own detective agency. Soon, he's engaged in a case reminiscent of the Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett novels he loves, featuring a femme fatale (Janice Rule) and a sinister fat man (George Silver). The film received a Best Screenplay BAFTA nod.
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- Stephen Frears
- 1972 BAFTA®
- Best Actor nominee: Albert Finney
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; "Martini Minutes" bonus shorts.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it