the Dwarf" is the whispered warning given to Goldie Hawn's character
early in this film, which starts starts a series of comical, farcical
adventures. At its heart, Foul Play is a romantic comedy, but it also
has some strong mystery elements in it as well. Hawn is her typically
bubbly, confused self, and Chevy Chase (in his first starring film role
since hitting it big in Saturday Night Live) is the San Francisco
detective who has to investigate when bizarre things start happening.
This a a goofy, romp of a movie -- don't expect anything serious at all.
Also features Dudley Moore (prior to his starring role as "Arthur") in a
quirky turn, and Burgess Meredith in a vaguely creepy supporting role.
Great music and great scenery, but it is Hawn and Chase and their clumsy
romantic escapes that make this a fun film to watch. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ See Scott's Reviewer Profile and more of his reviews ]
[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try any of Chevy Chase's other films, particularly the "Fletch" movies, or any of Goldie Hawn's other comedies.]
[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ]
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