One of the few films to come out during my video store days that I never watched, but I think I made the right call back then and should have stuck with it. It's a "Blazing Saddles" style of comedy that sends up film noir. That was kind of a pleasant surprise because I expected it to be more of a send of contemporary thrillers, but it's solidly targeting detective films of 50 years ago, though it does give a few nods to newer thrillers like "Cape Fear" and "Basic Instinct." The film has a strong cast, which is the main reason I decided to finally watch this film. Armand Assante plays a detective/lawyer who gets involved with femme fetal Sean Young, though his beautiful assistant carries, Sherilyn Fenn, who carries a torch for him. You also get Kate Nelligan, Christopher McDonald, James Remar, Johnny Witherspoon and cameos by Tony Randall, Clarence Clemons, Carl Reiner, Eartha Kitt, bob Uecker, George Lopez, Doc Severinsen, Bill Cobbs and even Dudley Moore in a deleted scene that apparently on the DVD. Carl Reiner directed this throwback comedy, which suits the sensibility of the same person who brought us the brilliant "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" and who is fully capable of delivering strong contemporary style comedies such as "Summer School" or "All of Me" but this film's gags just too often fell flat. One and a half stars for a few gags that work and because I love Sherilyn Fenn.