Sunburn (film)

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Sunburn poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Produced by John Daly
Gerald Green
Screenplay by James Booth
John Daly
Stephen Oliver
Based on The Bind
by Stanley Ellin
Starring Farrah Fawcett
Charles Grodin
Art Carney
Joan Collins
William Daniels
John Hillerman
Music by John Cameron
Cinematography Alex Phillips Jr.
Edited by Geoffrey Foot
Fawcett-Majors Productions
Tuesday Films
Hemdale Film Corporation
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • August 10, 1979 (1979-08-10)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Sunburn is a 1979 British-American comedy film directed by Richard C. Sarafian and written by James Booth, John Daly and Stephen Oliver. It is based on the novel The Bind by Stanley Ellin. The film stars Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin, Art Carney, Joan Collins, William Daniels and John Hillerman. The film was released on August 10, 1979, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2][3]


A private eye named Dekker goes to Acapulco to investigate a murder and hires the beautiful Ellie Morgan to pretend to be his wife.



  1. ^ "Sunburn (1979) - Overview". 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  2. ^ Michael Betzold. "Sunburn (1979) - | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Sunburn". Retrieved 2016-04-24. 

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