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Sunburn (1979)

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

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An enthralling & action-packed comedy-thriller, full of blistering excitement. {UK Video} See more »

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Comedy | Action | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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English | German

Release Date:

10 August 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,410,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,410,776
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Farrah Fawcett's premiere hotel bungalow in Acapulco, Mexico was protected twenty-four hours a day by security guards. Fawcett was constantly swamped by fans during the shoot. See more »


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Love Attack
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Written by John Ferrara
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Joan Collins steals the movie
13 March 2006 | by duke1907See all my reviews

I remember being very upset when Farrah left TV and started making movies. It was before VCRS and DVDS so once she was gone there was no way to see her every week. The movies that she made once she left didn't help with getting your Farrah fix. She still looked beautiful, but they didn't capture her personality the way her TV show was able to. This is a starring role for Farrah Fawcett (her second film after leaving Charlie's Angels) but it is Joan Collins who turns out to be the sexier of the two and who steals the film despite her small role. Charles Grodin is seriously miscast and makes the film hard to watch. Luckily the scenery is beautiful and so are the two women. This was the movie that made me realize how sexy Joan Collins really is. Watch her vamp it up in her Pre-Dynasty days.


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