Buy Now: DEADLY ILLUSION
In Deadly Illusion, Billy Dee Williams plays a private eye named Hamberger, a unique sleuth who doesn't own a license, or even a car. Even so, he gets an offer from a businessman named Alex Burton to kill Burton’s wife Sharon. Hamberger takes an advance from the man and visits the wife. He shares her husband’s plan with her and then proceeds to help her run away. Soon Sharon Burton is found dead, but it's not the woman Hamberger helped escape. Hamberger becomes the lead suspect and has to clear his name before the police arrest him.
Larry Cohen was the one initially sitting in the director’s chair, but he was let go during production and was replaced with William Tannen. This would not be at all curious if Cohen hadn't had an identical experience filming a movie called I, the Jury in 1982. After getting fired in ‘82, Cohen used an idea he had for an I, the Jury sequel, and turned it into a script for Deadly Illusion. Even though the film wasn't a hit by any means, Billy Dee Williams delivered a cool and charismatic performance as always and had phenomenal chemistry with his co-star Morgan Fairchild.