Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987) starring Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger, Graham Chapman, James Faulkner, Michael Jayston directed by Paul Krasny Movie Review

Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Jack Warden in Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987) (aka: Crazy Like a Fox: The Movie)

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San Francisco detectives Harry Fox (Jack Warden) and his son Harrison Fox Jnr (John Rubinstein) are in London for a mix of business and pleasure. But they not only find themselves involved in a murder case but the prime suspects forcing them to go on the run whilst the British police are in hot pursuit.

I put "Crazy Like a Fox" in the same group that I put "Murder She Write", old TV shows which give me a blast of childhood nostalgia when ever I catch them on TV. And that is what I hoped for when I stumbled across "Still Crazy Like a Fox" the TV Movie which was made following the end of the series. But whilst it is enjoyable with the pairing of Jack Warden and John Rubinstein providing plenty of fun "Still Crazy Like a Fox" is dated and in truth feels tired.

Penny Peyser and John Rubinstein in Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987) (aka: Crazy Like a Fox: The Movie)

Now "Still Crazy Like a Fox" is as you can tell simple enough as we have Harry and son on the run because they are suspected of a murder. That brings various escapades as they get in and out of trouble which in truth starts right from the opening scene with Harry driving on the wrong side of the road. But that is nothing and what is in truth more interesting is that what is actually going on when it comes to the murder thanks to a fun early scene featuring Rosemary Leach playing a politician making a call on a payphone and ordering some one dead.

The trouble is that whilst Jack Warden and John Rubinstein are a lot of fun the movie demands too much from them to make it work. Maybe this came too soon after the TV series ended as both Warden and Rubinstein look like they are on autopilot. The rest of the cast which includes Graham Chapman and the attractive Catherine Oxenberg also seem to be struggling to breathe life into their characters.

What this all boils down to is that "Still Crazy Like a Fox" is an entertaining little TV movie but not a patch on the TV series which it followed. It just feels like it is tired with too many people on autopilot.