Detective School Dropouts (1986)

Director
Filippo Ottoni

Main cast
David Landsberg; Christian De Sica; Lorin Dreyfuss; George Eastman; Mario Brega

Genres
Action, Comedy

Description
Two bumbling private detectives get themselves hired to find a missing person. They find themselves in the middle of a mob war when it turns out that the missing person is somebody the mob wants to stay missing.


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