Gumshoe

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Released 1971

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Director:
Stephen Frears
Released:
1971
Rating:
R
Gumshoe is a 1971 comedy movie from Columbia Picture Corporation, directed by Stephen Frears. In Gumshoe, Eddie Ginley (Albert Finney) is tired of his job as a nightclub bingo caller and has a much more exciting career in mind: private eye. On his thirty-first birthday, he advertises his services as a private investigator in the newspaper and the career change is complete. With a trench coat and some rapid-fire questioning, Detective Ginley takes Liverpool by storm. At least until he finds himself investigating a drug- and weapons-smuggling case that his own brother-in-law is involved in! At that point, the stakes have become much higher for Ginley. Will he be able to solve the crimes without compromising his safety, sanity, and life? Does Ginley really have what it takes to be England’s top private eye? Gumshoe’s answer to those questions keeps viewers howling with laughter, and earned the film a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain award and two nominations for BAFTA Film Awards.moreless
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    Classics, Satire, Thrillers