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A Matter of Wife... and Death (1975)

A private investigator is confronted by the police and the mob about the killing of a former private-eye associate.

Director:

Marvin J. Chomsky

Writers:

Barry Beckerman (characters), Don Ingalls
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rod Taylor ... Shamus McCoy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Alaimo ... Angie
Abraham Alvarez Abraham Alvarez
Anne Archer ... Carol
Luke Askew ... Snell
Tony Ballen
Bobby Bavin Bobby Bavin
Larry Block Larry Block ... Springy
Dick Butkus ... Heavy
Richard E. Butler Richard E. Butler
Lynda Carter ... Zelda
Gary Cashdollar Gary Cashdollar
John Colicos ... Joe Ruby
Leonard D'John Leonard D'John
Cesare Danova ... Dottore
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Storyline

A private investigator is confronted by the police and the mob about the killing of a former private-eye associate.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This TV movie is a sequel to the theatrical film Shamus (1973) starring Burt Reynolds. Producer Robert Weitman produced both movies. It was once reported in the media that Reynolds intended to appear in this sequel, but it didn't happen. Rod Taylor player the lead role instead. The only actors to appear in this film's only sequel A Matter of Wife... and Death (1975) were Larry Block and Joe Santos who reprized their roles as Springy and Lieutenant Vince Promuto respectively. Larry Block's character actually died in the first film, yet they brought him back for this one. See more »

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Follows Shamus (1973) See more »

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Rod in his element
14 February 2015 | by girvsjointSee all my reviews

With the recent passing of the great Rod Taylor, I've been purchasing some of his movies I didn't have, most of the great ones are from the 1960's, but I came across this little gem, that I believe was a pilot for a proposed TV series, that never came about? However, it's a nice little stand alone movie, with Rod playing a tough private eye, who lives with his cat, but does have the odd girlfriend over, like the gorgeous pre-'Wonder Woman' Linda Carter. Some decent action, and a not too bad plot, make this an enjoyable little experience. Mr Taylor would have been in his mid 4o's then, and still looking good. Old time movie actor Tom Drake also puts in an appearance. Worth the money for the DVD.


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