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1971 Rated NR 1hr 25m

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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Movie Details

1972 BAFTA®
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; "Martini Minutes" bonus shorts.