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Shooting Stars (1983)

Two television actors who play detectives are fired when the show's star gets upset that they are getting the better parts to play. So, they decide to try it for real.

Director:

Richard Lang

Writers:

Michael Fisher (screenplay), Michael Fisher (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Parker Stevenson ... Bill O'Keefe
Billy Dee Williams ... Douglas Hawk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edie Adams ... Hazel
Edwin Avedissian Edwin Avedissian ... Mitch
Richard Bakalyan ... Snuffy
Angela Black Angela Black ... TV Newswoman
Don Calfa ... Driscoll
Kathryn Daley ... Janie
Herb Edelman
David Faustino ... Patrick
Elizabeth Foxx Elizabeth Foxx ... Tracy
Tim Haldeman ... Prop Man
D.D. Howard D.D. Howard ... Glenda
Monty Jordan ... Detective
Kathleen Lloyd ... Laura
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Two television actors who play detectives are fired when the show's star gets upset that they are getting the better parts to play. So, they decide to try it for real.

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They're TV detectives turned private eyes. Now the action's real...and they're marked for murder! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hawke & O'keefe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Funny and exciting...why didn't it get picked up?
25 June 2000 | by adrienej.eggerSee all my reviews

I loved this film! I think it probably was intended as a pilot for a TV series and I would have LOVED the series. Parker and Billy Dee make a great team...they are funny and play off of each other well. I loved the scenes with Parker and Tori Spelling (who was listed as Victoria Spelling in the credits)...VERY tender and sweet...made me want to just give Parker a big hug.

They had a great cast (Fred Travalena was hysterical), and a lot of humor all throughout. What a waste of talent that the TV execs DIDN'T make a series out of this!


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