Once Upon a Crime

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Once Upon a Crime
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Monaural - Spanish
    • Stereo Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "Cast and Crew"
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Written by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"When is this thing gonna end'"
  - Julian Peters (Richard Lewis)

Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 03/09/1992
"...Most of the cast attack their rules with gusto, especially John Candy....There's an unusually good, up-tempo score..."

Product Description:

An unemployed actor finds a woman in Rome with a Dachsund that turns out to be the hottest (stolen) dog in Europe. If the two can return the dog to Monte Carlo, they'll collect a big reward. Unfortunately, they discover its owner has been murdered and now they're the prime suspects.

Plot Synopsis:

A spurned woman and an unemployed actor travel to Monte Carlo to deliver a lost dachshund to its owner and collect a $5,000 reward. But the dog's owner has been murdered and through a bizarre series of complications, the pair becomes implicated in the crime. A madcap murder mystery ensues involving an assortment of zany suspects, including a compulsive gambler and the obligatory obnoxious American tourist.

Plot Keywords:

Animals | Detectives | Murder | Romance | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Shot in Technicolor.
  • Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Censors.
  • Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica October 21-27, 1991.
  • Special clothing by Gianni Versace.
  • Working titles were: "Criminals," "Troublemakers," "Returning Napoleon," "Murder at Monte Carlo," and "Over My Dead Body."
  • "Once Upon a Crime" is a remake of Mario Camerini's 1960 film, "Crimen," produced by Dino DeLaurentiis and written by Rodolfo Sonego, Girogio Arlorio, Stefano Strucchi, Luciano Vincenzoni and Oreste Biancoli.
  • Feature film directorial debut for "SCTV" comedian Eugene Levy.
  • George Hamilton replaced Joe Flaherty in the role of Alfonso de la Pena.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 027616899644
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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