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Comedy Crime 
Rated: 7+ (PG)19781h 32mOn: Free Services Prime Video 

Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress, the partner's wife, Georgia Merkle.The Cheap Detective featuring Peter Falk and Ann-Margret is streaming with subscription on Prime Video, free on PlutoTV, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 4 others. It's a comedy and crime movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.5 (3,930 votes) and was met with mixed reviews by critics.

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Available to watch free online (PlutoTV).

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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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#12,321 Ranked Movie

#1728 Ranked in Movies on Prime Video

#2270 Ranked in Crime Movies

#3115 Ranked in Romance Movies

The Cheap Detective has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.5 (3,930 votes) and was met with mixed reviews by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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