Foul Play Film Details
Overview: A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Tagline: It’s a highly dangerous comedy!!
Review: Right, just for a change, I have decided to review a film that I didn’t originally see on my Mum and Dad’s old Phillips V2000 Video player. Instead, I saw this one on the first weekend (a Saturday to be precise), when it went on general release throughout the U.k’s Cinema’s, and, once again, it left it’s mark. You see, being around eleven years old, at that time, with certain manly feelings (no doubt, you get my drift) beginning to arise (no pun intended), I found myself falling bang, head over heals in love/lust with Goldie Hawn (after seeing her for the first time in this film). She was then, still is, and, no doubt, always will be, a BABE! Added to which, she’s not a bad Actress, either! For me, 1978 was an awesome year, especially where Films are concerned. I mean, so far I have taken the time to review just three films for the IMDB (The Silent Partner, The Fury, and this one), and all three were released during this year. Strange how puberty can have such an effect on a young man’s out-look on life, isn’t it? Anyway, this aside, what do I actually think of the Film itself? I LOVE IT! It’s funny, intense, exciting… In short, I find it a pure joy to watch, and some! In fact, it’s pure class (of a 1970’s style). Most notable, aside from Chase and Hawn that is, are Dudley Moore’s excellent portrayal of an English Swinger in 1970’s San Francisco (Stanley Tibbets); Billy Barty’s unfortunate J.J.MacKuan (the scene where he gets seven shades beaten out of him by Hawn’s Gloria, after she mistakes him for someone else, is, without a doubt, one of the funniest ever put to film); the old Japanese couple in the back seat of the Limo, as Chase and Hawn race to get to the Opera house; and not forgetting the two old ladies, playing a very dodgy game of Scrabble in their Apartment. I could go on for hours about this film, but I wont. Instead, I’ll just say do what ever you need to, to see it. Beg, borrow, steal (Uh… perhaps you shouldn’t go that far) a copy if you have to! But see it, you must! Trust me, you wont regret doing so, and remember… Beware the Dwarf!!!
Country: United States
Duration: 116 min
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Also known as: Juego sucio,Drôle d’embrouille,Παιχνίδι για Δολοφόνους,Eine ganz krumme Tour,Pigen der vidste for meget,Juego peligroso,Foul Play,Óvakodj a törpétől,Jogo Baixo,Paihnidi gia dolofonous,Golpe Sujo,Tyttö joka tiesi liikaa,Грязная игра,Fâru Purei,Ljótur leikur,Killing Lydia,ファール・プレイ,Мръсна игра,Tjejen som visste för mycket,Se opp for Gloria,Nieczyste zagranie,Gioco sleale