A woman (Cybill Shepherd) and an unemployed actor (John Candy) travel to Monte Carlo to deliver a lost dachshund to its owner and collect a $5,000 reward. But the dog’s owner is murdered, and through a bizarre series of twists, the pair become prime suspects in the crime. Enter an assortment of madcap suspects — including a compulsive gambler and an obnoxious American tourist — and jail time begins to look pretty good.
As a former member of Second City Toronto and performer on the classic sketch comedy show, “SCTV” (syndicated/NBC/Cinemax, 1976-1984), actor Eugene Levy emerged from his native Canada alongside top comedic talent like John Candy, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short to become one of the most reliable supporting players in film and on television. Levy essayed many characters on the cutting-edge “SCTV,” including inept newscaster Earl Camembert, the hunchbacked assistant to Candy’s Dr. Tongue, and the obnoxiously phony comic Bobby Bittman, while he killed with his impersonations of Ricardo Montalban and mustachioed movie critic Gene Shalit. After leaving the show, much of his subsequent work involved projects starring his “SCTV” alum, including “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983), “Armed and Dangerous” (1986) and “The Martin Short Show” (NBC, 1994). Levy has something of a Renaissance when he began collaborating as a writer and star on Christopher Guest’s hilariously quirky movies, most… read more