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Murder Can Hurt You! (1980)

Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him.


Roger Duchowny


Ron Friedman
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Buono ... Chief Ironbottom
Tony Danza ... Pony Lambretta
Jamie Farr ... Studsky
John Byner ... Len 'Hatch' Hatchington
Gavin MacLeod ... Lt. Nojack
Buck Owens ... Sheriff Tim MacSkye
Connie Stevens ... Sgt. Salty Sanderson
Jimmie Walker ... Parks the Pusher
Burt Young ... Lt. Palumbo
Marty Allen ... Det. Starkos
Richard Deacon ... Mr. Burnice
Gunilla Hutton ... Raquel
Roz Kelly ... Virgina Trickwood
Liz Torres ... Mrs. Palumbo
Don Adams ... Narrator (voice)


Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Release Date:

21 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nojack & C:o See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie of the week was intended to be the television response to Murder by Death (1976), spoofing TV detectives as opposed to crime novel detectives. See more »


Spoofs McCloud (1970) See more »

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Murder can Hurt you
8 August 2005 | by dwade-6See all my reviews

It is funny to read these comments too. I was maybe 9 when I watched this; And couldn't remember anyhting other that the name, someone like Columbo was in it, and an a car accident that created a giant omelete.

I wonder if anyone knows where to find it. I would love to watch it again.

How far away is "retro TV on demand". The technology is in place. The networks should really look into the details.

I can get syndicated TJ Hooker, I should be able to get these old TV movies.

Thank god for IMDb.

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