|Directed by ||Peter Hyams |
|Written by ||Keith Laumer (source novel, |
originally titled Deadfall);
W.D. Richter (adapter for the screen)
|Narrated by ||Guy Marks |
|Starring ||Michael Caine |
|Release date(s) ||1975 |
|Running time ||87 minutes |
|Country ||United States |
|Language ||English |
|Budget ||$2,325,000 |
Peeper is a 1975 comedy-mystery film directed by Peter Hyams that starred Michael Caine as Leslie C. Tucker, a bungling private investigator. It was a send-up of the 1940s film noir genre, but it was released at the same approximate time as both the drama-mystery Chinatown and the Herbert Ross-directed Woody Allen comedy Play It Again, Sam, and as a direct result, Peeper was a box-office failure that jeopardized Hyams's career and almost prevented him from obtaining funding to produce Capricorn One.
- ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p257
- ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
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