“Please, punish me! I sold rice to the Vietcong and now I’m ready to take my medicine.”
Private detective Jake Masters (Allen Garfield) has sex with nearly every woman he meets while on the trail of a blackmailing murderer.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Black Comedy
- Criminal Investigation
- Detectives and Private Eyes
Response to Peary’s Review:
This sexist private eye spoof has few redeeming qualities, and is especially disappointing considering that it was director Joe Avildsen’s follow-up to his noteworthy, daring debut film, Joe (1970).
Masters is unappealing in every way, and it’s no fun to watch him having sex with woman after woman — including one who’s already dead. Skip this one.
No. While this movie was renowned at the time for mixing soft-core porn into a “straight” detective flick, it’s ultimately neither funny nor particularly enjoyable.