Peeper (film)

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Directed by Peter Hyams
Written by W.D. Richter
Based on Deadfall 
by Keith Laumer
Starring Michael Caine
Narrated by Guy Marks
Release date(s)
  • January 1976 (1976-01)
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,325,000[1]

Peeper is a 1976 comedy-mystery film directed by Peter Hyams that starred Michael Caine as Leslie C. Tucker, a bungling private investigator.[2] 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.



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 

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