A blandoid pastiche in which Ustinov plays the inscrutable detective who has an adoring half-Jewish klutz of a grandson, who in turn has an adoring halfwit doll of a girlfriend. Farce, chase sequences and one-liners all fall mirthlessly through the bottomless plot, which has something to do with convoluted family shenanigans, and the whole mess cost a staggering $9 million. Confucius say: 'High time comedies got act together, this one fall apart at scanty seams.'
Cast and crew
Stan Burns, David Axelrod