Two bumbling private detectives get themselves hired to find a missing person. They quickly find themselves in the middle of a mob war that takes place between New York City and Rome, when it turns out that the missing person is somebody the mob wants to stay missing.
David Landsberg as Donald Wilson
Lorin Dreyfuss as Paul Miller
Christian De Sica as Carlo Lombardi
George Eastman as Bruno Falcone
Valeria Golino as Caterina Zanetti
Mario Brega as Don Lombardi
Rik Battaglia as Don Zanetti
Alberto Farnese as Don Falcone
Ennio Antonelli as Riccardino
Giancarlo Prete as Mario Zanetti
The film was not successful at the box office, but it has gained cult film status in recent years, with out-of-print, used VHS tape copies selling on Ebay and Amazon.com for as much as $50.00 USD. It is noted for its low-budget production values, cheesy '80's synth soundtrack, and being the only film released from the Cannon Group to have lost money at the box office. However, it is also representative of '80 culture at the time when slapstick briefly resurfaced in popularity with American audiences.
"Detective School Drop Outs" was released on DVD (via Manufacture on Demand) from MGM in October 2011.