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Subgenre Sampler

 
Without A ClueWithout A Clue (1988)
Dir. Thom Eberhardt
Feat. Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones
A nicely contrived send–up of the Sherlock Holmes stories, with Kingsley playing Doctor Watson, who in fact has invented the character of…
FletchFletch (1985)
Dir. Michael Ritchie
Feat. Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
Arguably considered his best feature comedy, Chevy Chase plays the titular newspaper reporter with a penchant for changing his identity who stumbles…
Finally SundayFinally Sunday (Vivement Dimanche!) (1983)
Dir. Francois Truffaut
Feat. Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant
A businessman in trouble with the police over the murder of his wife's lover finds solace in his secretary who decides to investigate the case…
DeathtrapDeathtrap (1982)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Joe Silver
A clever, self–referential comedy based around a failing writer of crime playwright who plans to murder his student for his brilliant whodunnit…
Green IceGreen Ice (1981)
Dir. Ernest Day
Feat. Ryan O'Neal, Anne Archer, Omar Sharif
Cheesy, outlandish heist romance finds Ryan O'Neal embroiled in the high–stakes world of emerald smuggling. Omar Sharif is good value as an…
Formula, TheFormula, The (1980)
Dir. John G. Avildsen
Feat. Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, Marthe Keller
Muddled thriller with Scott as a detective caught up in a conspiracy to manipulate world fuel prices. Brando –only in three scenes– does…
McVicarMcVicar (1980)
Dir. Tom Clegg
Feat. Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell
Based on the true story of infamous UK criminal John McVicar, this gritty thriller stars Daltrey as the bad boy sent to a maximum security prison…
A Force Of OneA Force Of One (1979)
Dir. Paul Aaron
Feat. Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Clu Gulager
Passable crime thriller with Chuck Norris near the start of his career playing a karate champion assisting the police to hunt down a…
Armchair Thriller CollectionArmchair Thriller Collection (1979-1981)
Feat. Ian McKellen, James Bolam, Alun Armstrong
With memorably unsettling opening credits and exceptional performances and direction, this anthology series became a significant hit for Thames…
BloodlineBloodline (1979)
Dir. Terence Young
Feat. Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason
Suspense–lite, Sidney Sheldon–based outing for Audrey Hepburn, with the ageless movie icon battling hostile takeovers from within a newly…

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