Foul Play | 1978

Directed by: Colin Higgins

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Main Plot

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.


  • Goldie Hawn's character is a librarian who unwittingly gets caught up in a murder mystery and becomes a target.
  • Chevy Chase's character plays a mysterious stranger who helps Goldie Hawn's character unravel a conspiracy.
  • Burgess Meredith plays a mysterious character named Mr. Hennessey who helps unravel a conspiracy in the film Foul Play.


In the ending of Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, the villainous dwarf, Scarface, attempts to kill the protagonists, Gloria and Tony, during a performance at the theater. However, they manage to outsmart him, resulting in his demise. Gloria and Tony survive and share a passionate kiss, while the police apprehend the remaining criminals. The film concludes with Gloria and Tony driving off into the sunset, victorious and in love.

Colin Higgins