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"A private dick. A classy chick. An old guy named Al. As detectives they were second to everyone."
  • PG
  • 1979
  • 5.0  (828)

Sunburn is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Richard C. Sarafian and starring Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin, Art Carney, and Joan Collins. The plot is a classic mystery story that takes place on an idyllic island in the Caribbean, where several eccentric characters find themselves entangled in a plot of deception, murder, and romance.

The story begins with Ellie (Fawcett), a beautiful, free-spirited woman who is vacationing on the island. She meets Charles (Grodin), a wealthy businessman who has come to the island to relax and forget about his stressful life. They hit it off immediately but soon discover that they are not alone on the island. A group of colorful characters, each with their own reasons for being there, also reside on the island. These characters include an aging Hollywood actress (Collins), a shady lawyer (John Hillerman), a corrupt doctor (James Sikking), and a retired judge (Carney).

As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that something is not right on the island. Ellie discovers that Charles is not who he seems and that he is actually a private investigator looking into a series of insurance fraud cases. Meanwhile, the other characters on the island are all connected in some way to the fraud scheme, and are willing to do anything to protect their interests.

Things take an even darker turn when one of the characters is found dead, and the others become prime suspects in the murder. Ellie and Charles find themselves caught in the middle of an intense investigation, with everyone on the island pointing fingers at each other.

The film is a perfect mix of comedy, drama, and mystery, with a stellar cast that truly makes the story come alive. The chemistry between Fawcett and Grodin is undeniable, and their banter and playful interactions bring a lightheartedness to the film that makes it even more enjoyable. Art Carney steals the show as the aging judge, with his dry wit and hilarious one-liners making him a fan favorite.

One of the most interesting aspects of the film is the gorgeous island setting, which provides a stunning backdrop for the action. The stunning beaches, crystal-clear water, and lush vegetation create a tranquil, peaceful environment that contrasts perfectly with the chaos and drama that unfolds on the island.

Overall, Sunburn is a charming, entertaining film that is perfect for anyone who loves a good mystery with a side of comedy. The talented cast, beautiful setting, and engaging storyline make it a classic that is still enjoyable to watch today.

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