Tony Rome (1967)

Tony Rome

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Frank Sinatra brings a sneering Rat Pack ethos to his first hard-boiled detective role in Tony Rome. Tony is an ex-cop who lives on a houseboat off Miami, accepting fees for private-eye work. His former partner, Ralph Turpin (Robert J. Wilke), asks Tony for help in locating Diana Pines (Sue Lyon), the daughter of rich construction magnate Rudolph Kosterman (Simon Oakland). Tony finds her unconscious and drunk in a sleazy motel room and returns her to her home. Rudolph decides to hire Tony in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Breen, Richard L. Breen
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 24, 2005
Runtime:
Fox

Cast


as Tony Rome

as Ann Archer

as Diana Pines

as Lt. Dave Santini

as Rita Neilson Kosterm...

as Rudolph Kosterman

as Adam Boyd

as Vic Rood

as Ralph Turpin

as Ralph Turpin

as Sally Bullock

as Fat Candy

as Donald Pines

as Jules Langley

as Oscar

as Mrs. Schuyler

as Irma

as Georgia McKay

as Photo Girl

as Bartender

as Card Player
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Critic Reviews for Tony Rome

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

August 18, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

June 12, 2005
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Audience Reviews for Tony Rome

½

This movie was made in the late 1960's and has all the usual Private Eye Story clichés. Frank Sinatra plays a retired cop turned private eye named Tony Rome living in a boat in Miami Beach. It's the same concept that James Gardner used in his TV show The Rockford Files except the typical Rockford Files episode was better than this movie. The movie just follows Frank Sinatra/Tony Rome around the Miami area as he tries to find out who killed his partner. There are some great scenes of the Miami area. You can see what Miami looked like in the 1960's. The movie starts with his ex-partner offering to pay him $100 to take a drunken rich girl home from a cheap hotel. He asks for $200. Today that's not much money but it was in 1967. When he is accused of stealing the rich girl's diamond pin he goes to his ex-partner to see if he took it. Later his partner is found dead in Tony Rome's office. He has to find the killer to clear his name, just like in the Maltese Falcon. In the end the so called scandal that was driving the plot is so tame it wouldn't even be a scandal today. Jill St. John plays the love interest that holds the key to the mystery. The movie is full of one line jokes for Frank Sinatra but the problem is Frank Sinatra isn't funny.

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