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Cheaper to Keep Her (1980)

R | | Comedy | 1981 (Canada)
A newly divorced swinger on the prowl goes to work as a detective for a neurotic feminist attorney.

Director:

Ken Annakin
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Credited cast:
Mac Davis ... Bill Dekkar
Tovah Feldshuh ... K.D. Locke
Bruce Flanders Bruce Flanders ... Leon
Steven M. Gagnon ... Peter
Gina Gallego ... Sister #1
Jack Gilford ... Stanley Bracken
Patrick Gorman ... Maitre d'
Chuck Hicks ... Abe
Gwen Humble ... Laura
Gloria LeRoy Gloria LeRoy ... Woman on Diving Board
Priscilla Lopez ... Theresa
Rose Marie ... Ida Bracken
Rod McCary ... Brownmiller
Russ McCubbin ... Man On Toilet
Ian McShane ... Dr. Alfred Sunshine
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A newly divorced swinger on the prowl goes to work as a detective for a neurotic feminist attorney.

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When it comes to girls, Dekker's just a natural athlete See more »

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Comedy

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J. Pat O'Malley's final movie performance. See more »

Quotes

Bill: Well, if it isn't Mrs. Quack-Quack.
[K.D. motions for him to remove the tape covering her mouth]
Bill: I like you better with your mouth shut.
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Actually entertaining, and better than expected
4 September 2005 | by MrsAlSwearengenSee all my reviews

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this little movie. Acting is good all-around, and Mac Davis surprises by being very charming and funny. I had forgotten what a charismatic character he was. He was also quite sexy in his down-to-earth way. Whatever happened to Mac Davis?

The writing is actually quite clever and not just your run-of-the-mill silly comedy story.

The story weaves in and out of various scenarios. Davis plays a private eye who goes after deadbeat husbands, trying to find out what kind of hidden assets they might have. He works for a hard-bitten lawyer played by Tovah Feldshuh. Feldshuh is a bit brittle and hard - it's hard to see what the characters see in each other - but if you can get over that, the rest of the movie is quite entertaining.

It's worth a look just to see Ian Mcshane play a sleazy Dr. Feelgood type of character. As usual, he steals every scene he's in.

Trivia for Ian McShane fans: McShane met his wife-to-be, actress Gwen Humble, on this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1981 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheaper to Keep Her See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Regal Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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