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Gumshoe ★★½ 1972 (G)

An homage to American hard-boiled detectives. Finney plays a small-time worker in a Liverpool nightclub who decides to become a detective like his movie heroes. He bumbles through a number of interconnecting cases, but finds his way in the end. Good satire of film noir detectives. 85m/C VHS . GB Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule, Carolyn Seymour; D: Stephen Frears; W: Neville Smith; C: Chris Menges; M: Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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