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Foreplay (1975)

R | | Comedy | March 1975 (USA)
Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irwin Corey ... Professor Irwin Corey
Pat Paulsen ... Norman
Deborah Loomis Deborah Loomis ... Wanda
Sudie Bond ... Mother (as Sudie S. Bond)
Paul Dooley ... Salesman
Robert Dryden Robert Dryden ... Pharmacist
Annie Korzen ... Lady in Street (as Anne Korzen)
Jerry Orbach ... Jerry Lorsey
George S. Irving ... Reverend / Roberto
Shelley Plimpton ... First Girl
Louisa Moritz ... Lt. Sylvia Arliss
Cia Lozell Cia Lozell ... Mary Ellen
Kathleen Joyce Kathleen Joyce ... Kinky Claudia
Carmen Álvarez Carmen Álvarez ... Anytime Annie (as Carmen Alvarez)
Zero Mostel ... President / Don Pasquale
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Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.

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Comedy

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Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All The President's Women See more »

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Syn-Frank Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The fourth segment was titled "Twice on Top", written by Terry Southern, directed by William F. Claxton and starring Rip Torn. Southern's script was 12 pages long and described as a 'comic allegory dealing with society's evils and female innocence. However, according to interviews with the other three directors, producer Carl Gurevich thought the script was to avant-garde and scrapped it before it was shot, replacing it with the Professor Irwin Corey segments. See more »

Connections

References Love, American Style (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Do The Inaugural Ball
Written and Arranged by Gary William Friedman
Performed by G.W. Friedman
music published by Sleeping Sun, Inc., BMI
recorded at Record Plant Studios
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Entertaining small film.
1 September 2002 | by big_bellied_geezerSee all my reviews

This film reminds me in some ways of what the early 70's TV series "Love American Style" might have been like if it was a R rated theatrically released film! Harmless overall, laugh out loud funny and even has it's share of low-brow wit like a John Waters film! This movie is broken into three mini segments that don't directly relate to each other with the exception of the "introduction" by comic "Professor" Irwin Corey! Segment one stars 60's comic and real life protest presidential candidate Pat Paulsen in a tale about a "life size" doll! Segment two stars Jerry Orbach as a writer with writer's block and his relationships with women and my personal favorite Segment Three! Segment Three stars Zero Mostel in a insanely funny double roll as a mobster and the President of the USA and the great Estelle Parsons as the First Lady! To say much more would give too much away! This is not a major classic by any means, but it has it's great moments especially in the third segment! Segment three is especially worth a look if you like absurd political satire from the 70's in a style that might remind you at times of the work of John Waters!


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