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Passion for Danger (1973)
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Passion for Danger (1973)
Original name: Shamus
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and rather too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis.
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, witty, cynical, semi serious, neo noir, suspense
Plot: private detective, gangsters, heist, gang, investigation, murder, crimes, mystery, graphic violence, arms dealing, chase, working undercover, sexual content, law enforcement, police corruption, partners, police detective, amateur detective, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, partners against crime, cons and scams, poker, cat ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Passion for Danger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, humorous and semi serious films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, law enforcement, partners and investigation mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Passion for Danger: Fuzz (1972), The Late Show (1977), Gumshoe (1971), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), Fool N Final (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fuzz (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, survival, partners against crime, blackmail, law enforcement, undercover, heist, buddies, partners, dishonesty, rapist ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston, usa
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95%
The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, witty, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, loss of partner, partners against crime, dishonesty, partners, elderly, mystery, aging, odd couple, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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46%
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Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, bookstore, power relations, career change, partners, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, femme fatale, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: liverpool, europe, england, northern england, london
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46%
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a ...
Style: realistic, parody, semi serious, cynical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, plastic surgery, disorder, couples, power relations, law enforcement, switching roles, crimes, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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45%
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Fool N Final (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A bunch of misfits and gangsters embarks on a journey to find a lost and stolen diamond.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: heist, gang, disorder, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, cons and scams, goofy hero, gangsters, bookies, diamond theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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44%
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St. Ives (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, murder, chase, heroes, gunfight, political conspiracy, heist, frame up, criminal heroes, betrayal, journalism, master criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
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43%
The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, police corruption, murder, investigation, sexual content, graphic violence, who done it, cons and scams, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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42%
She Knows Too Much (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C., an ex-burglar and a dumbbell detective must team up to solve several puzzling murders.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: dishonesty, partners against crime, crimes, rivalry, partners, law enforcement, misfit partners, investigation, mystery, private detective, goofy hero, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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42%
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Busting (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss.
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, undercover, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, gangsters, police investigation, gays and lesbians, drug dealing, partners against crime, reluctant partners, amateur detective, prostitute ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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41%
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Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, society, crimes, golden years, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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39%
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City Heat (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: private detective, gangsters, photographer, brothel, crimes, mystery, master criminal, police investigation, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
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37%
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The Burglars (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Athens a collection of emeralds is successfully stolen by a team of robbers, led by safe-cracker Azad. Things go smoothly until they miss the ship by which they planned their escape; a police chief pursues Azad while he waits for the next ship to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, jewel theft, heist, crimes, police investigation, partners, police corruption, burglar, criminal heroes, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, europe, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
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Little Cigars (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, strong female presence, graphic violence, disorder, love and romance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, crimes, dishonesty, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
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Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
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35%
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, investigation, crimes, police investigation, dishonesty, master criminal, tough law enforcer, partners, buddies, partners against crime, law enforcement, black man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem
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K-9: P.I. (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dooley and his K-9 partner Jerry Lee are ready to retire from the police force. But before he can retire with his pension he must work as a P.I. to find a set of high tech computer chips.
Style: realistic, humorous, tense, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german shepherd, police dog, investigation, private detective, dog, police detective, partners against crime, odd couple, partners, police investigation, reluctant partners, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement, who done it, mystery, dishonesty, femme fatale, justice, strong female character ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, rescue, investigation, murder, kidnapping, disorder, partners against crime, mystery, on the run, law enforcement, crimes, partners ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, police investigation, track down, investigation, crimes, undercover, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, hidden identity, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film noir parody with a private eye trying to solve the murder of his milkman.
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, neo noir ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, disorder, social relations, mystery, law enforcement, goofy hero, private detective, crimes, small town life, milkman ...
Time: 70s
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Lady in Cement (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While diving for sunken treasure, street-smart gumshoe Tony Rome finds the body of a gorgeous blonde, her feet stuck in a block of cement. Soon after, tough guy Waldo Gronski hires him to find a missing woman named Sandra Lomax, and Rome wonders if ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yacht, frame up, private detective, police detective, ocean, poker, uncover truth, who done it, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, mystery ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, rome italy, usa, florida, europe
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31%
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Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, disorder, hostage, partners, law enforcement, master criminal, on the run, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, gang, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, police corruption, investigation, rivalry, friendship, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
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31%
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Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, buddy cop, buddies, partners against crime, police investigation, police corruption, reluctant partners, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, murder, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
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31%
Who's the Man? (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is concerned, who proceeds to harass them at every turn. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, odd couple, friendship, working undercover, disorder, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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30%
We Still Kill the Old Way (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of aging London gangsters go on a vigilante killing spree when one of their number is murdered by a street gang.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, vengeance, investigation, criminal heroes, vigilantism, rivalry, gangsters, criminal's revenge, buddies, violence spree, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, dark humor, family relations, police detective, aging, amateur detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, private detective, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.0
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Let's Sin (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is a murder while at prayer. Selman Bulut, the imam of mosque, starts to investigate the murder and faces with people in the neighborhood.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, crimes, murder, parents and children, religions or cults, mystery, father daughter relationship, murder mystery, who done it, society, loan shark ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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29%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, partners, police detective, vengeance, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gang, police investigation, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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29%