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Izzy & Moe (1985)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | TV Movie 23 September 1985
The adventures of two retired vaudeville performers, who become two of the best prohibition Agents in the 1920s.

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Jackie Cooper

Writer:

Robert Boris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Gleason ... Izzy Einstein
Art Carney ... Moe Smith
Cynthia Harris ... Dallas Carter
Zohra Lampert ... Esther Einstein
Dick Latessa ... Lt. Murphy
Drew Snyder ... Agent McCoy
Jesse Doran Jesse Doran ... Dutch
Thelma Lee Thelma Lee ... Mrs. Perlman
Tom Wiggin ... Agent Norman Harris
Rick Washburn ... Jake
Roy Brocksmith ... Sheriff Bledsoe
Sully Boyar ... Fat Harry
William Hickey ... Desk Clerk
Tracy Sallows Tracy Sallows ... Paula
Mary Tanner Bailey Mary Tanner Bailey ... Lilly (as Mary Tanner)
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Storyline

This is the film based on the true adventures of Izzy and Moe. They were two retired vaudeville performers who, being unemployed, decided to become Prohibition Enforcement Agents. They are initially treated with scorn from fellow Agents as old men pretending to be cops. That abuse soon stops when the pair refuse to use the standard but futile methods of the agency, and instead employ their theatrical experience to use an amazing variety of disguises and tricks to become two of the most effective agents on the force. Eventually, their outstanding string of successful raids and arrests starts drawing the attention of the mob and their bought cops, who desperately plan to stop this pair. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos bribones contra el hampa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the real-life adventures of two former vaudevillians who became Prohibition Agents and used disguises and impersonations to catch bootleggers. See more »

Quotes

Izzy Einstein: Moe, I've known you for more than 25 years. You're a fraud, a con, and a crook - same as I am. And in every crook, there's a Fed tryin' to get out. I'm going to help you get that Fed out, if it's the last thing I do.
Moe Smith: Iz, you're not well. You need help - you need a lotta' help.
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Referenced in While We're Young (2014) See more »

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Nice film, bad history
18 November 2002 | by LinnizSee all my reviews

Gleason and Carney do a very good job in this film. Unfortunately, the reason a friend invited me over to watch it was because he knows I'm a history buff with a special interest in the Prohibition era -- and let's face it, even by Hollywood standards the historical facts were trashed. The real Izzy and Moe were very interesting people, if you want to see what they were up to leave this movie on the shelf and head to the library.


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