Gumshoe

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crime com­edy ⊲The open­ing mu­sic (by Tim Rice and An­drew Lloyd Web­ber) and credit ti­tles are su­perbly evoca­tive of those 1940s de­tec­tive thrillers that this movie seeks both to spoof and cel­e­brate. Direc­tor Stephen Frears per­fectly con­jures up this mood, from the mo­ment we first meet Ed­die Gin­ley (a mar­vel­lous per­for­mance by Al­bert Fin­ney), a small-time bingo caller and pri­vate eye on the trail of the Fat Man. Dir: Stephen Frears 1972, 12, 100min

Sex ! Vi­o­lence ! lan­guage !

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