Foul Play

Foul Play

Colin Higgins (1978)

A Certificate


Our Score
This incredibly silly but very enjoyable comedy stars Goldie Hawn as a librarian who discovers a plot to kill the Pope. Chevy Chase has one of his best roles as the detective who doesn't believe Hawn's life is in danger, and the cast also features Burgess Meredith and Dudley Moore having a whale of a time in between car chases and assassination attempts. Written and directed by Colin Higgins, who also made the Dolly Parton/Jane Fonda/Lily Tomlin comedy Nine to Five, this is an undemanding way to pass the time.


An ordinary woman unknowingly comes into possession of evidence of a secret conspiracy, and soon has assassins on her trail. Enlisting the aid of an infatuated cop, she uncovers the shocking truth - someone is planning to kill the pope. Comedy adventure, starring Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith and Dudley Moore.

Cast & Crew

Gloria Mundy Goldie Hawn
Tony Carlson Chevy Chase
Stanley Tibbets Dudley Moore
Mr Hennesey Burgess Meredith
Gerda Casswell Rachel Roberts (1)
Stella Marilyn Sokol
Fergie Brian Dennehy
Stiltskin Marc Lawrence (1)
Archbishop Thorncrest / His twin brother Eugene Roche
Theatre manager Chuck McCann
JJ MacKuen Billy Barty
Scarface Don Calfa
Scott Bruce Solomon
Sandy Cooper Huckabee
Mrs Venus Pat Ast
Mrs Russel Frances Bay
House manager Lou Cutell
Whitey Jackson William Frankfather
Coleman John Hancock
Sally Barbara Sammeth
Director Colin Higgins
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Cinema International Corp. UKGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video
Comedy Drama