At intervals, the young hero of this film dons a hat and turns to the camera to either grimace inanely or comment on the action in the style of a hard-bitten detective. Only once does he say anything useful. During a soliloquy on stakeouts he declares, "You keep asking yourself: `Am I
wasting my time?"' It is an experience that is all too familiar to anyone who sits through this dumb farce. Jay Underwood plays teenager Jeff Sherman, who idolizes Humphrey Bogart and other 1940s movie private eyes. What a lucky break, then, that his financially troubled family is part owner of a
detective agency. To earn some vital cash, Jeff angles a job with the agency, which is ru...