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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
United States 1982
Director: Carl Reiner
Screenplay: George Gipe, Carl Reiner
Producer: David V. Picker, William E. McEuen, Richard McWhorter
Cast: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Reni Santoni, Carl Reiner, George Gaynes, Francis X. McCarthy, Adrian Ricard, Charlie Picerni, Gene Le Bell, George Sawaya
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 89
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Features: Production notes
Theatrical trailer(s)
Widescreen letterbox format
Studio:  Universal Studios DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  Mar 1999 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  Juliet Forrest (Rachel Ward) is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin). Searching for answers, Rigby encounters dangerous men and women, and assorted low-lives who were the hallmarks of the classic detective movies of the 40's and 50's. The main clues which he finds over and over comes from slips of paper containing lists of people who are either friends of Carlotta or enemies of Carlotta. Filming in black and white allows the use of scenes from the old movies and cuts them in with the actors in this film. It is through this process that Rigby's assistant is none other than Marlowe himself (Humphrey Bogart).

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