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Where's Marlowe? (1998)

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After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ferrer ... Joe Boone
John Livingston ... A.J. Edison
Yasiin Bey ... Wilt Crawley (as Mos Def)
John Slattery ... Kevin Murphy
Allison Dean ... Angela
Clayton Rohner ... Sonny 'Beep' Collins
Elizabeth Schofield Elizabeth Schofield ... Monica Collins
Barbara Howard Barbara Howard ... Emma Huffington
Kirk Baltz ... Rivers
Miguel Sandoval ... Skip Pfeiffer
Brent Jennings ... Funeral Director
Bill McKinney ... Uncle Bill
Heather McComb ... Trophy Wife
Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Ninki Bregman
Joyce Guy Joyce Guy ... Wilt's Mom
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Storyline

After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail to bring in the big bucks however, and after sleeping with the wife of one of their clients Murphy leaves. To stop Boone from having to close down the business the two film-makers must resort to a hands-on approach in the investigations to ensure the completion of their movie. Written by Signy

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A comedy about passion, murder and things that can only happen in the movies.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¿Dónde está Marlowe? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,985, 14 November 1999

Gross USA:

$5,985
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandblast, Weiten See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally shot as a TV pilot for ABC. Two years after the original shoot, additional scenes were added to expand it to feature length. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Murphy: It's been real.
Wilton Crawley: It's a documentary!
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Connections

References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

All Blues
Written by Miles Davis
Performed by Yasiin Bey and John Livingston
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Delightful, indeed
12 April 2000 | by folieSee all my reviews

I definitely agree with previous comments. The movie is delightful! Although this is not the first or best mockumentary around (i.e. not ground breaking), it is a very funny satire without being overly tongue-in-cheek.

It took a while to get here (Vancouver, Canada) and probably won't stick around too long (there are 5 people in the Sun matinee screening I attended). That's really sad...it is 10 times more entertaining than most of the mainstream movies playing in the multiplexes.


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