Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

6.0 / Rated by 1 people

88 min.
Plot  In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from ''Keeper of the Flame''). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's daughter, Juliet (Rachel Ward), enters his office and faints when the paper's headline reminds her of her father's death. Upon coming to, she hires Rigby to investigate the death, which she thinks was murder. In Dr. Forrest's lab, Rigby finds two lists, one titled "Friends of Carlotta" and the other "Enemies of Carlotta", as well as an affectionately autographed photo of singer Kitty Collins, whose name appears on one of the lists. His search is interrupted by a man posing as an exterminator (Alan Ladd, in ''This Gun for Hire''), who shoots Rigby in the arm and frisks the lists from the seemingly dead investigator.

Rigby manages to find his way to Juliet's house, where she sucks o...



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