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The Cheap Detective

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The Cheap Detective
Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Robert Moore
Release Date 1978
Language English
Studio Columbia Pictures
EMI Films
Rastar Pictures
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lou Peckinpaugh Peter Falk
Paul DuChard Fernando Lamas
Ezra Dezire Sid Caesar
Col. Schlissel Nicol Williamson
Schnell James Cromwell
Marcel James Coco
Betty DeBoop Eileen Brennan
Georgia Merkle Marsha Mason
Lieutenant DiMaggio Vic Tayback
Captain David Ogden Stiers

The Cheap Detective is a 1978 parody of classic film noir such as Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon starring Peter Falk as a private detective in Nazi-occupied San Francisco in 1939-1940. It is the spiritual sequel of Neil Simon's mystery spoof Murder by Death.

The following firearms were used in the film The Cheap Detective:

Mauser 1934

Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk) carries a Mauser 1934 throughout the film.

1934 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 6.35mm (.25 ACP)
Peckinpaugh holds his Mauser on the phone before answering it.
Peckinpaugh confronts the egg thieves in his apartment.
Peckinpaugh holds his Mauser on Boy, Pepe, and Blubber.
Peckinpaugh holds his Mauser on Boy, forcing him to slap himself.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

Pepe Damascus (Dom DeLuise) draws an engraved Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket (similar to the one seen in Chinatown) on Peckinpaugh inside Nix Place. Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk) himself is seen drawing it later outside his apartment.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Nickel with pearl grips - .25 ACP
Pepe Damascus with his Colt 1908 Vest Pocket.
Peckinpaugh draws a Colt 1908 Vest Pocket.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snubnose

Georgia Merkle (Marsha Mason) holds a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snubnose on Peckinpaugh inside his bathroom. He takes it from her and holds it after accidentally firing it down the toilet during a struggle. Georgia uses it with an erroneous suppressor in the finale.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub nose revolver - .38 Special. Early Model
Georgia holds her Model 10 on Peckinpaugh.
Peckinpaugh and Georgia accidentally fire a .38 round into the toilet while struggling over her gun.
Peckinpaugh holds Georgia's revolver behind her back.
Georgia fires the suppressed Model 10 Snub.
Georgia tells Peckinpaugh who her real target was at the pier.

Savage 1907

Ezra Desire (Sid Caesar) holds a Savage 1907 on Peckinpaugh while discussing the egg robbery.

Savage 1907 .32 ACP.
Ezra holds his Savage while telling Peckinpaugh the true identities of he and his wife.
Peckinpaugh raises his hands again when Ezra aims at him.
Jezebel wheels Ezra closer to Peckinpaugh until he is backed against the wall.
Ezra raises his Savage to shoot Peckinpaugh.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Marcel (James Coco), the French Resistance member in San Francisco, carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 throughout the film.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
Marcel aims at Ezra Desire.
Marcel holds his Model 10 on Peckinpaugh inside his office.
Marcel with his Model 10.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless

Boy (Paul Williams) carries a Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless with pearl grips in a shoulder holster, which Peckinpaugh forces him to throw on the bed in his apartment.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Nickel - .32 ACP
Pepe and Boy inside Peckinpaugh's apartment.
Boy holds his Model 1903 on the cab driver.
Peckinpaugh holds his Mauser on Boy, Pepe, and Blubber.

Luger P08

The Nazi officer Col. Schlissel (Nicol Williamson) carries a Luger P08 at the pier.

Luger P08 9x19mm.
Col. Schlissel aims his Luger.

Winchester Model 1897

When the policemen show up at the San Francisco pier, one can be seen holding a Winchester Model 1897 shotgun.

Winchester Model 1897 - 12 gauge. This is an imported copy of the non-take down version of the Winchester 1897 Shotgun (a Norinco 97W shotgun, imported by IAC).
A policeman in the fog is seen with a Winchester '97.

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