Peeper is a 1976 comedy-mystery film directed by Peter Hyams that starred Michael Caine as Leslie C. Tucker, a bungling private investigator. It was a send-up of the 1940s film noir genre, but it was released at the same approximate time as Chinatown and the Woody Allen comedy Play It Again, Sam, and as a result, Peeper was a box-office failure that jeopardized Hyams's career.

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Peeper is a 1976 comedy-mystery film directed by Peter Hyams that starred Michael Caine as Leslie C. Tucker, a bungling private investigator. It was a send-up of the 1940s film noir genre, but it was released at the same approximate time as Chinatown and the Woody Allen comedy Play It Again, Sam, and as a result, Peeper was a box-office failure that jeopardized Hyams's career.
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Image ID: EC7T4D
Peeper is a 1976 comedy-mystery film directed by Peter Hyams that starred Michael Caine as Leslie C. Tucker, a bungling private investigator. It was a send-up of the 1940s film noir genre, but it was released at the same approximate time as Chinatown and the Woody Allen comedy Play It Again, Sam, and as a result, Peeper was a box-office failure that jeopardized Hyams's career.