An unsubtle spoof of detective films, GOING UNDERCOVER features Chris Lemmon as Henry Brilliant, a handsome blueblood who turns his back on high society and struggles mightily to make a living as a hard-boiled private eye. Wealthy Maxine De La Hunt (Jean Simmons) offers him a tidy sum to
guard her high-spirited stepdaughter, Marigold (Lea Thompson), from possible kidnaping on a European tour. Marigold continually gives Brilliant the slip and makes his life a living hell. Eventually, she is indeed kidnaped, the plot gets twisty, and the formula becomes escape, pursuit, evasion.
Aimed at the Brat Packer audience, GOING UNDERCOVER clumsily grafts elements of a college...