Cinema: Private Eye Full of Wry


Directed by Jeremy Paul Kagan; Screenplay by Roger L. Simon

Moses Wine is a sometime Berkeley activist and law school dropout, now beginning a new life and career as a Los Angeles private detective. He drives an unprepossessing yellow Volkswagen convertible and often has to take his two kids along when he's on a stakeout—his ex-wife being much preoccupied with her est-like training and her live-in, est-like trainer. The rest of his family consists of an aunt who once waltzed with Bakunin in Russia, and is too busy to be much help with the kids: she's trying to radicalize her...

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