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Once Upon a Crime... (1992)

Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, ... See full summary »

Director:

Eugene Levy

Writers:

Rodolfo Sonego (story), Rodolfo Sonego (earlier screenplay) | 6 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Augie Morosco
Jim Belushi ... Neil Schwary (as James Belushi)
Cybill Shepherd ... Marilyn Schwary
Sean Young ... Phoebe
Richard Lewis ... Julian Peters
Ornella Muti ... Elena Morosco
Giancarlo Giannini ... Inspector Bonnard
George Hamilton ... Alfonso de la Pena
Roberto Sbaratto Roberto Sbaratto ... Detective Toussaint
Joss Ackland ... Hercules Popodopoulos
Ann Way ... Housekeeper
Geoffrey Andrews Geoffrey Andrews ... Butler
Caterina Boratto ... Madame de Senneville
Elsa Martinelli ... Carla the Agent
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ... Customs Officer
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Storyline

Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, they panic and become fugitives. Other victims of misfortune also become suspects, as the plot twists and luck and judgment desert everyone. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Who's Who of Who-Dunnits.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminals See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,249,740, 8 March 1992

Gross USA:

$8,669,847

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,669,847
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film cost $14,000,000 and took in just shy of $8,700,000 at the box office. See more »

Quotes

Hercules Popodopoulos: Madame, I admire your insouciance.
Marilyn Schwary: Well, it's the dress; it shows everything.
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Connections

References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »

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Once Upon a Laugh.....
2 February 2001 | by acookeSee all my reviews

and this flick has got a ton of them. I love the cast first of all. Richard Lewis and Jim Belushi play kinda blumbling goofballs. Lewis' interactions with Sean Young are first rate. The line about "that picture comes in every wallet" is classic. John Candy is good with the accent and acting nervous all the time. In general this film has that "mysterious-but-not-quite-scary" feel to it. George Hamilton plays, well.....George Hamilton. Great cast, great laughs.....this film rocks....watch it with your girlfriend.....


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