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After a rich old man dies in a suspicious car accident in Acapulco, his widow wants his insurance company to pony up five million dollars. A hotshot investigator Decker (Charles Grodin) and a charming model (Farrah Fawcett) come in to check it out.

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James Booth (screenplay), John Daly (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farrah Fawcett ... Ellie (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Charles Grodin ... Jake
Art Carney ... Marcus
Joan Collins ... Nera
William Daniels ... Crawford
John Hillerman ... Webb
Eleanor Parker ... Mrs. Thoren
Keenan Wynn ... Mark Elmes
Robin Clarke Robin Clarke ... Karl
Joan Goodfellow ... Joanna
Jack Kruschen ... Gela
Alejandro Rey ... Fons
Jorge Luke ... Vasquez
Seymour Cassel ... Dobbs
Joanna Rush Joanna Rush ... Mamie (as Joanna Lehmann)
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Storyline

After a rich old man dies in a suspicious car accident in Acapulco, his widow wants his insurance company to pony up five million dollars. A hotshot investigator Decker (Charles Grodin) and a charming model (Farrah Fawcett) come in to check it out.

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Taglines:

A private dick. A classy chick. An old guy named Al. As detectives they were second to everyone. [USA Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action | Crime

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UK | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

23 October 1980 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Heiße Hölle Acapulco See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,410,776, 31 December 1979
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, Farrah Fawcett's salary on this picture was seven hundred fifty thousand dollars. See more »

Connections

References Voor een handvol dollars (1964) See more »

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Sunburn
Music and Lyrics by Graham Gouldman
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A interesting role for Grodin.
2 March 2002 | by cmykleftySee all my reviews

Charles Grodin plays a insurance investigator and Farrah Fawcett poses as his wife to solve murder. Art Carney is added for comedic relief to keep the movie rolling. Grodin is little serious as the usual roles that play in other movies. This is not Fawcett best role, but will show her acting ability in later movies as The Burning Bed and Extermities. Its not the best movie, but I like for the adventurous plot.


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