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The Cheap Detective (1978) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Robert Moore

Writing Credits  

Neil Simon ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Peter Falk ... Lou Peckinpaugh
Ann-Margret ... Jezebel Dezire
Eileen Brennan ... Betty DeBoop
Sid Caesar ... Ezra Dezire
Stockard Channing ... Bess
James Coco ... Marcel
Dom DeLuise ... Pepe Damascus
Louise Fletcher ... Marlene DuChard
John Houseman ... Jasper Blubber
Madeline Kahn ... Mrs. Montenegro
Fernando Lamas ... Paul DuChard
Marsha Mason ... Georgia Merkle
Phil Silvers ... Hoppy
Abe Vigoda ... Sgt. Rizzuto
Paul Williams ... Boy
Nicol Williamson ... Colonel Schlissel
Emory Bass Emory Bass ... Butler
Carmine Caridi ... Sgt. Crosseti
James Cromwell ... Schnell
Scatman Crothers ... Tinker
David Ogden Stiers ... Captain
Vic Tayback ... Lt. DiMaggio
Carole Wells ... Hat Check Girl
John Calvin ... Qvicker
Barry Michlin Barry Michlin ... Bandleader
Jonathan Banks ... Cabbie
Lew Gallo ... Cop
Lee McLaughlin Lee McLaughlin ... Fat Man
Zale Kessler Zale Kessler ... Courier
Jerrold Ziman ... Courier (as Jerry Ziman)
Wally K. Berns Wally K. Berns ... Floyd Merkle (as Wally Berns)
Bella Bruck Bella Bruck ... Scrub Woman
Henry Sutton Henry Sutton ... Desk Clerk
Maurice Marks Maurice Marks ... Doorman
Joe Ross Joe Ross ... Michel
Dean Perry Dean Perry ... Cab Driver
George Rondo George Rondo ... Cab Driver
Ronald L. Schwary ... Cab Driver
Louis H. Kelly Louis H. Kelly ... Croupier #1
Charles Bastin Charles Bastin ... Croupier #2 (as Charles A. Bastin)
Armando Gonzales Armando Gonzales ... Bartender
Gary L. Dyer Gary L. Dyer ... Man in Crusades Bar
Steven Fisher Steven Fisher ... Man in Crusades Bar
Laurie Hagen Laurie Hagen ... Elegant Lady
Lee Menning Lee Menning ... Elegant Lady
Nancy Warren Nancy Warren ... Elegant Lady
Nancy Marlowe Coyne Nancy Marlowe Coyne ... Lady of the Night
Lynn Griffis Lynn Griffis ... Lady of the Night
Paula Friel Paula Friel ... Military Wife
Sheila Sisco ... Military Wife
Lauren Simon ... Military Wife
Cindy Lang Cindy Lang ... Navy Wife
Martina Ritt Martina Ritt ... Army Wife (as Tina Ritt)
David Matthau David Matthau ... Military Man
Gary Alexander Gary Alexander ... Dancer
Michele Bernath Michele Bernath ... Dancer
George Simmons George Simmons ... Reporter (as George F. Simmons)
Joree Sirianni Joree Sirianni ... Cigarette Girl
Cornell Chulay Cornell Chulay ... German Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Coch Jr. Edward Coch Jr. ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Bob Harks ... Policeman (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey Arthur Tovey ... Old Husband (uncredited)

Produced by 

Margaret Booth ... associate producer
Ray Stark ... producer
Michael Friedman ... creative producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Patrick Williams

Cinematography by 

John A. Alonzo ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Sidney Levin
Michael A. Stevenson

Casting By 

Jennifer Shull

Production Design by 

Robert Luthardt

Art Direction by 

Phillip Bennett

Set Decoration by 

Charles Pierce

Costume Design by 

Theoni V. Aldredge ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department 

Kathryn Blondell ... hair stylist (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
Joe DiBella ... makeup artist (as Joe Di Bella)
Charles H. Schram ... makeup supervisor (as Charles Schram)

Production Management 

Ronald L. Schwary ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

John C. Chulay ... assistant director
Steve Perry ... second assistant director (as Steve H. Perry)

Art Department 

Terry E. Lewis ... property master
Joe Acord ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Edward Drobot ... leadman (uncredited)
Ron Frazier ... carpenter (uncredited)
Nikita Knatz ... illustrator (uncredited)
Dean Edward Mitzner ... draftsman (uncredited)
Eric Orbom ... draftsman (uncredited)
Rudy Reachi ... assistant props (uncredited)
Robert Tanenbaum ... movie poster artist (uncredited)
Frances W. Wells ... draftsman (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Lyle J. Burbridge ... re-recording (as Lyle Burbridge)
Gene Eliot ... sound editor
Michael J. Kohut ... re-recording (as Mike Kohut)
William L. McCaughey ... re-recording (as Bill McCaughey)
Al Overton Jr. ... sound mixer
Don Merritt ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Augie Lohman ... special effects

Stunts 

Victor Paul ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Gary R. Dodd ... key grip
Jim Plannette ... gaffer (as James Plannette)
John Toll ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Mel Traxel ... still photographer
Reynaldo Villalobos ... camera operator
Paul Caven ... best boy electric (uncredited)
Bud Heller ... best boy (uncredited)
Horace Jordan ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Elissa Lynn ... electrician (uncredited)
Reggie Newkirk ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Strong ... electrician (uncredited)
John Tate ... electrician (uncredited)
Jim Van Niekerk ... dolly grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

John A. Anderson ... costumer: men
Agnes G. Henry ... costumer: women
Dean Skipworth ... assistant costumer: men
Shirlee Strahm ... assistant costumer: women
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

John Brice ... assistant editor
Barbara Dunning ... assistant editor

Music Department 

Erma E. Levin ... music editor (as Erma Levin)
Stewart Levine ... musical supervisor
Billy May ... orchestrator
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Dan Wallin ... scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

John Matt ... transportation
Ron Riner ... transportation
Mike Phillips ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Frank Bueno ... assistant to the producer
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Mary Cay Hollander ... production secretary
Vince Martinez ... auditor
H. Bud Otto ... script supervisor
Marykay Powell ... unit publicist
George Rondo ... dialogue coach
Donna Tomas ... assistant: Theoni Aldredge
Shirley Erwin ... secretary to director (uncredited)
Bob Harks ... stand-in: Fernando Lamas (uncredited)
Primo López ... stand-in: Peter Falk (uncredited)
Grant Olson ... craft service (uncredited)
David Oliver Pfeil ... title cinematographer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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