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Gee whiz, Eddie, if you needed money so bad, why didn't you come to me?
―Santino's first line

Lt. Santino is a supporting character in Disney/Touchstone's 1988 hybrid film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He is an L.A.P.D. detective lieutenant and friend of detective Eddie Valiant.

Role in the film[]

Following the night Marvin Acme is murdered, Santino visits Eddie at his office and scolds him for taking R.K. Maroon’s job of invading Acme’s privacy to take pictures of him playing patty cake with Jessica Rabbit asking Eddie why he didn't go to him, if he needed money so bad. Santino hears Eddie deprecating himself, but says that he already got a stiff on his hands, thanks him, and informs him that Roger Rabbit cacked Acme. Later, they both visit the crime scene at the Acme warehouse, where they meet with Judge Doom. Santino informs Eddie of Doom's background when he bought the election to become the presiding jurist of Toontown. They both also witness a demonstration of the Dip's effect on a Toon, as Doom maliciously melts an innocent Toon shoe.

Santino isn't seen until after the climax of the film. At the warehouse, he and the police learn it was really Doom, who not only murdered Acme but R.K. Maroon and Teddy Valiant as well. He's then given the rope from the safe that was dropped on Acme, and Eddie thinks that Santino's lab boys will find that the yellow paint is a perfect match. With all of this, Roger is cleared of the murder charge and his innocence is proven.


Eddie Valiant[]

Hardly anything is known of his history with Eddie, but it can be presumed they've probably known each other during their respective tenures in the police force, prior to the events of the film. Though he carries a stiff demeanor, he looks out for Eddie as he's concerned about his alcoholism and disapproves of his improper conduct toward any superiors.



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Films and Television: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (video/soundtrack) • Mickey's 60th BirthdayTummy TroubleRoller Coaster RabbitTrail Mix-Up

Video Games: 1988 video gameNES gameGame Boy game
Cancelled projects: Roger Rabbit II: The Toon PlatoonHare In My Soup

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Comics: SunshineNightwingC.B. MaroonRick Flint
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