With Louise Fletcher, Peter Falk, Sid Caesar, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, Stockard Channing, Fernando Lamas, Abe Vigoda, Nicol Williamson, Dom DeLuise, Ann-Margret, Paul Williams, Phil Silvers, Marsha Mason, James Cromwell, John Houseman, James Coco
The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore as a follow-up to their successful Murder by Death.
It stars Peter Falk as Lou Peckinpaugh, a detective in the Humphrey Bogart mold. The film is an affectionate parody of Bogart movies such as Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon.
The ensemble cast includes Madeline Kahn, Louise Fletcher, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Stockard Channing, Marsha Mason, Sid Caesar, John Houseman, Dom DeLuise, Abe Vigoda, James Coco, Phil Silvers, Fernando Lamas, Nicol Williamson, Scatman Crothers, and Paul Williams.