Plot & Details
Neither the idiotic title Detective School Dropouts nor the film's alternate cognomen Dumb Dicks are worthy of this easy-to-take crime comedy. David Landsberg stars as a likeable schlemiel who is addicted to detective stories. He links up with down-and-out gumshoe Lorin Dreyfuss (brother of Richard--and also, with David Landsberg, the co-writer of this film), hoping that some of Dreyfuss' so-called expertise will rub off on him. This far-from-dynamic duo soon find themselves embroiled in an Italian family feud, a kidnapping, and a murder charge. One of the few Golan/Globus films to lose money, Detective School Dropouts has happily found an enthusiastic audience thanks to multiple cable-TV showings.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 92min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/08/1986
- Distributor(s): Cannon Group
- Director(s): Filippo Ottoni
- Starring: David Landsberg , Lorin Dreyfuss , Christian de Sica , Valeria Golino , Rik Battaglia
- Themes: Amateur Sleuths
- Keywords: investigator, kidnapping, bumbler, deduction [reasoning], detective, gangster, investigation, on-the-run, partner, private-detective
- Country of Origin: USA (08-08-1986)
- Language: English