Meet Philip Marlowe, private eye. Maybe you already have. After all, Dick Powell, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery, Robert Michum and others have played Raymond Chandler's fictional hero. But this Marlowe (played by Elliott Gould) is different. Not content with repeating the standard movie Marlowe director Robert Altman, with screenpaly by Leigh Brackett, neatly reinvents him in this daring version - an unromanticized snoop for hire in an unromanticized L.A. The case involves what police dismiss as a murder/suicide. Fifty buck a day plus expenses buys a lot of intrigue. And there are folks who have something to hide. Of course Marlowe's never been in the business for the money. He's doing what he does best. And doing it like never before.