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The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Andrew J. Fenady (novel), Andrew J. Fenady (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Sacchi ... Sam Marlow
Franco Nero ... Hakim
Michelle Phillips ... Gena
Olivia Hussey ... Elsa
Misty Rowe ... Duchess
Victor Buono ... Commodore Anastas
Herbert Lom ... Mr. Zebra
Sybil Danning ... Cynthia
Richard Bakalyan ... Lt. Bumbera (as Dick Bakalyan)
Gregg Palmer ... Sgt. Hacksaw
Jay Robinson ... Wolf / Zinderneuf
George Raft ... Petey Cane
Yvonne De Carlo ... Teresa Anastas
Mike Mazurki ... Himself
Henry Wilcoxon ... Mr. Chevalier
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Storyline

A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of Bogart's most famous characters), hires a ditzy blonde secretary, and opens up a detective agency. His first case is one that would do Bogie proud... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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The face may be familiar. The mystery is brand new. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam Marlow, Private Eye See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Sacchi had a one-man show called "Bogey's Back", which toured the US for four years. See more »

Goofs

(Around 25 minutes) when Elsa leans into the car to kiss Marlow her head is tilted to her left but in the next shot her head is upright. See more »

Quotes

Sam Marlow: Bronson Canyon is less that ten minutes from Hollywood and Vine. Thousands of movies and television episodes have been filmed there. More movie good guys and bad guys died there than any other place on earth. Now I knew that somebody up here was really dead. Not with blanks and blood capsules. DEAD dead. No "take twos."
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited 10 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

References The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Looking at You
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Sung by Armando Compean (as Armando Compeán) during the end credits
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Bogie fans beware
14 December 2001 | by smswensonSee all my reviews

Ex-cop turns private eye after he has plastic surgery to look like his movie hero. Send-up of 40's Bogart films will probably offend fans. Skewers familiar film noir scenes and characters, sometimes with subtlety. Similar to "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982) and "The Cheap Detective" (1978). (Rating: B+)


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