Movies like The Switch 1982

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The Switch (1982)
The Switch (1982)
Original name: 慧眼識英雄
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Taiwanese crime drama.
Plot: kidnapping, conspiracy, frame up, murder, ex boyfriend, newscaster, tv news
Place: taipei

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The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
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My Body Hungers (1967)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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The Criminal Who Stole a Crime (1969)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
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Coincidence (1969)
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Duration: 104 min.
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The Author's Crime (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
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Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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