|Directed by||Peter Hyams|
|Written by||W.D. Richter|
by Keith Laumer
|Narrated by||Guy Marks|
|Running time||87 minutes|
Peeper is a 1976 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.
- Michael Caine as Leslie C. Tucker
- Natalie Wood as Ellen Prendergast
- Kitty Winn as Mianne Prendergast
- Michael Constantine as Anglich
- Thayer David as Frank Prendergast
- Timothy Carey as Sid (credited as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
- Liam Dunn as Billy Pate
- Don Calfa as Rosie
- Dorothy Adams as Mrs. Prendergast
- Buffy Dee as Bazooka Himself
- Robert Ito as Butler
- Liz Renay as Stripper
- Paul Jabara as Janitor
Hyams said with the film he "managed to combine critical and commercial failure. And that made me colder than ice. Nobody wanted me."
- 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.
- Interview with Peter Hyams by Luke Ford accessed 27 July 2014
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