Foul Play (1978)
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Movie InfoAs he did in his screenplay for Silver Streak (1974), writer/director Colin Higgins mixes life-and-death melodrama with broad slapstick in Foul Play. Goldie Hawn stars as Gloria Mundy, a recent divorcée whose attempts to start life anew in San Francisco are bollixed up when she is inadvertently swept up in an assassination plot against the Pope. Offering sometimes dubious aid and comfort to Gloria is bumbling federal agent Tony Carlson (Chevy Chase). The film's comedy ranges from the farcical seduction efforts by musician Stanley Tibbets (Dudley Moore) to the zany, gag-filled car-chase finale. Foul Play features character actors Rachel Roberts and Eugene Roche as villains, Burgess Meredith as a martial arts-happy landlord, and Billy Barty as a long-suffering religious bookseller. It also packs in a memorable "throwaway" gag involving a profane Scrabble game played by sweet little old ladies Queenie Smith and Hope Summers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Foul Play
Mr. Higgins's penchant for mixing visual elegance with coarse gags is equally ill-advised, especially because it makes him work the gags so hard.
Director Colin Higgins plays foul with the audience, constructing some of the most dishonest suspense sequences ever filmed.
The comedy/thriller plods on for too long with tasteless and witless physical comedy, though it has a few funny moments.
The film clumsily and sluggishly mixes humor and suspense and fails at both.
Ocasionalmente divertido, traz Chase tentando se afirmar como galã de ação e Hawn encantadora como em quase todos os seus filmes da época. Porém, é um filme descartável.
Chevy when he was funny, Goldie when she was starting her heyday, and Dudley too. What a deal.
Charming and goofy Hitchcock homage with great performances by Hawn and Chase.
Look out for the elf!
Truly enjoyable thrill comedy in the Hitchcock mode.
This is a finely tuned and fast-paced offering which is chock-full of black comic twists and perfect casting.
Audience Reviews for Foul Play
I wasn't expecting big things from this film, but having Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase starring in this, I had at least expected an easy watching comedy, but it had very little entertainment value.More
A funny, quirky, cool comedy with a good cast and an interesting story. I saw this a while ago, but I remember it was really good. I should watch this again sometime.More
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