Detective School Dropouts (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof  |   Release Date - Aug 8, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Italy, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Neither the idiotic title Detective School Dropouts nor the film's alternate cognomen Dumb Dicks are worthy of this easy-to-take crime comedy. David Landsberg stars as a likeable schlemiel who is addicted to detective stories. He links up with down-and-out gumshoe Lorin Dreyfuss (brother of Richard--and also, with David Landsberg, the co-writer of this film), hoping that some of Dreyfuss' so-called expertise will rub off on him. This far-from-dynamic duo soon find themselves embroiled in an Italian family feud, a kidnapping, and a murder charge. One of the few Golan/Globus films to lose money, Detective School Dropouts has happily found an enthusiastic audience thanks to multiple cable-TV showings.

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detective, private-detective, investigation, deduction [reasoning], partner, bumbler, gangster, investigator, kidnapping, on-the-run