Peeper (Fat Chance) (1975) - Rotten Tomatoes

Peeper (Fat Chance) (1975)

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In this comedy drama that spoofs detective pictures from the 1940s, Tucker (Michael Caine) is a private eye hired by Anglich (Michael Constantine), a wealthy man who is trying to find the whereabouts of his long lost daughter. Tucker's sleuthing leads him to Ellen (Natalie Wood) and Mianne (Kitty Winn), two members of the decidedly unusual Prendergast Family. So far as Tucker can tell, either Ellen or Mianne is Anglich's missing child, but he's not quite sure which. The supporting cast includes Timothy Carey, Thayer David, Liam Dunn, and Liz Renay; Humphrey Bogart impersonator Jerry Lacy appears in the opening credits. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Michael Caine
as Leslie C. Tucker
Natalie Wood
as Ellen Prendergast
Kitty Winn
as Mianne Prendergast
Thayer David
as Frank Prendergast
Liam Dunn
as Billy Pate
Dorothy Adams
as Mrs. Prendergast
Don Calfa
as Rosie
Snag Werris
as Burlesque Comic
Liz Renay
as Burlesque Dancer
Margo Winkler
as Lady with luggage
Guy Marks
as Man In Alley
Gary Combs
as Torpedo
Robert Ito
as Butler
Buffy Dee
as Bazooka Himself
Paul Jabara
as Janitor
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Critic Reviews for Peeper (Fat Chance)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

The film's original title was "Fat Chance," which should have furnished the producers warning enough of its flop potential.

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"Peeper" is one of the funniest of the year.

August 6, 2021 | Full Review…

To put it bluntly, "Peeper" is a nothing picture.

August 6, 2021 | Full Review…

Peeper is flimsy whimsy.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

Wood makes a distinctly un-fatale contribution, and Caine looks totally miscast as a Cockney private eye in California; even Segal and Audran, so disappointing in The Black Bird, outclass them.

October 14, 2006 | Full Review…
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"Peeper" maybe doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it is a whole lot of fun from the unusual opening credits to the loose-ends finish.

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Audience Reviews for Peeper (Fat Chance)

I saw this a long time ago, and I really want to see it again, I remember it being really funny. Caine can be a great comedy actor in some movies, and this is one of them.

Aj V
Aj V

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