Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) (Movie)

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of and an homage to film noir and the pulp detective movies of the 1940s. The name of the film itself parodies the enigmatic titles of the hard-boiled detective stories of Cool and Lam, by pulp writer Erle Stanley Gardner. Wikipedia


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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, American comedy films, Universal Pictures films, Detective films, Film noir, 1980s comedy films, 1982 films, Screenplays by Steve Martin and Films directed by Carl Reiner.

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Juliet Forrest: Sometimes I feel I would like to...
Rigby Reardon: (voice-over) You'd like to what? Kiss me? Yeah, that would be nice. It would give me a chance to tell her I was starting to feel something for her, too. Something warm and squishy. But how could I explain that a man in my business can't take on a wife, have a bunch of kids?
Juliet Forrest: We wouldn't have to have kids.
Rigby Reardon: (surprised) What?

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