The Late Show

The Late Show (1977)

The nicest movie you'll ever see about murder and blackmail.

  • Genre: Mystery, Crime, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1977-02-10
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 21 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Lions Gate Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 21 Ratings


Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped pussycat.

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  • Art Carney

    as Ira Wells
  • Lily Tomlin

    as Margo
  • Bill Macy

    as Charlie Hatter
  • Eugene Roche

    as Ron Birdwell
  • Joanna Cassidy

    as Laura Birdwell
  • John Considine

    as Lamar
  • Ruth Nelson

    as Mrs. Schmidt
  • John Davey

    as Sergeant Dayton
  • Howard Duff

    as Harry Regan
  • Ethel Reschke

Crew William A. Sawyer Post Production Supervisor
Writing Robert Benton Screenplay
Directing Robert Benton Director
Art Robert Gould Set Decoration
Editing Lou Lombardo Editor
Production Robert Altman Producer
Production Scott Bushnell Associate Producer
Production Robert Eggenweiler Associate Producer
Crew Charles Rosher Jr. Cinematography
Sound Kenneth Wannberg Original Music Composer
Editing Peter Appleton Editor
Costume & Make-Up Monty Westmore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Mary Elizabeth Still Assistant Costume Designer
Art Dennis J. Parrish Set Decoration
Art Dan Perri Title Designer