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  • Comedy
  • Crime/detective
  • 1984
  • Paul Bartel (1)
  • 83 mins
  • 15

Summary

A tabloid reporter and her new photographer, who've recently started working for the mayor of New York City, stumble upon evidence of conspiracy and political corruption that may involve their beloved mayor.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Lois Thorndyke (Nancy Allen) works for The Informer, at one time a crusading newspaper run by her father, but now a sleazy scandal sheet. Sent to interview the mayor of New York (Laurence Luckinbill), Lois finds his campaign plans in a mess and agrees to help out - without revealing her links to the muckraking Informer. A romantic subplot links Lois to timid photographer Barry Denver (David Naughton). This 1980s attempt to capture the flavour and style of a 1940s screwball comedy never quite comes off, but delivers plenty of fun along the way.

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Credits

Cast

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Lois ThorndykeNancy Allen
Mayor Claude FranklynLaurence Luckinbill
Barry DenverDavid Naughton
DorisAlice Ghostley
Cy KatzDon Peoples
JimRichard Blackburn
OdoCork Hubbert

Crew

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DirectorPaul Bartel (1)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Thorn-EMI Screen Entertainment
Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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