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The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of ... See full summary »

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Robert Sacchi ...
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Hakim
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Gena
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Elsa
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Duchess
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Commodore Anastas
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Mr. Zebra
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Cynthia
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Lt. Bumbera (as Dick Bakalyan)
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Sgt. Hacksaw
Jay Robinson ...
Wolf / Zinderneuf
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Petey Cane
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Teresa Anastas
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Himself
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Mr. Chevalier
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A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of Bogart's most famous characters), hires a ditzy blonde secretary, and opens up a detective agency. His first case is one that would do Bogie proud... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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28 May 1980 (France)  »

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Sam Marlow, Private Eye  »

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The central character of Sam Marlow played Robert Sacchi is named after two classic detective characters played by Humphrey Bogart: Philip Marlowe from Dashiell Hammett's _The Big Sleep (1946)_ and Sam Spade from Raymond Chandler's The Maltese Falcon (1941). See more »

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Commodore Anastas: I have a passion for collecting.
Sam Marlow: Yeah? I have a passion for passion.
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References Peter Gunn (1958) See more »

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The Man with Bogart's Face
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Sung by Armando Compean (as Armando Compeán) during the opening credits
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25 August 2000 | by (Beverly Hills) – See all my reviews

Sacchi is the best Bogart impersonator ever... dry and droll as Sam Marlowe. The music from award winning composer George Duning [From Here To Eternity, Picnic, The World of Suzie Wong], the cinematography of perfect locations [including the famous Ambassador Hotel] are all right on target as famous tv director Robert Day [Kojak, Streets of San Francisco, The Avengers] guides the most endearing group of well-known character actors through a spoof of every dark detective film every made. See this if you loved all the old serious flicks and have a sense of humor... this one is a hoot.


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