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"SHAMUS a pool-shooting, card-playing, broad-chasing, private eye...cross him, and he'll blow your head off!"
  • PG
  • 1973
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.0  (1,549)

Shamus is a 1973 action film starring Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, and John P. Ryan. The film centers around private detective Shamus McCoy (Burt Reynolds) who is hired by a wealthy businessman, E.J. Healy (Joe Santos), to find his missing daughter. McCoy, who is a tough and streetwise detective, agrees to take the case for the right price.

As McCoy begins his investigation, he encounters a variety of dangerous and shady characters, including a violent mob boss (John P. Ryan) and a seductive nightclub singer (Dyan Cannon). With his quick wit and fierce determination, McCoy battles his way through the seedy underworld of New York City to find Healy's daughter and bring her back home.

Throughout the film, McCoy faces numerous obstacles and setbacks, including being double-crossed by his own partner, getting beaten up by the mob, and even being shot. But McCoy remains undeterred and continues to pursue the case, determined to see it through to the end.

The film features a number of thrilling action sequences, including car chases, shootouts, and fistfights. Reynolds delivers a charismatic performance as the rugged and resourceful Shamus McCoy, and he is well-matched by Cannon, who brings both sensuality and vulnerability to her role as the nightclub singer.

Ryan is equally convincing as the menacing mob boss, and his scenes with Reynolds are particularly memorable. The supporting cast also includes familiar faces like Kevin Conway and Kay Medford, who add depth and humor to their respective roles.

Overall, Shamus is an entertaining and well-crafted detective thriller that showcases Reynolds' talents as an action star. The film's gritty portrayal of New York City in the 1970s adds to its authenticity, and the dynamic chemistry between Reynolds and Cannon adds a layer of romance and intrigue to the story.

Despite its age, Shamus remains a compelling and engaging film that is well worth watching for fans of the detective genre or Reynolds' earlier work.

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    1 hr 39 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (1,549)