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Russ Meyer (1976)

78min
18 Certificate
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Towards the end of his career Russ Meyer has almost become an establishment artist, everyone's favourite purveyor of sex and violence. This, his penultimate movie, starring the inexplicably named Raven De La Croix as a woman who revenges herself against the man who raped her, is one of his best and most outrageous, typically overflowing with outsize bosoms, cartoon violence and bible-thumbing morality that ensures wrongdoers get their just deserts. The Meyer sense of humour is also intact, one shot takes place inside a man's trousers as his flies are unzipped. Other highlights include an outdoor grope-fest and a chain saw battle. From a story co-written by celebrated US film critic Roger Ebert, this is likely to offend most fragile sensibilities, feminists especially.

Summary

Animation telling the story of 78-year-old Carl, who ties thousands of balloons to his house and floats off to South America to fulfil his lifelong dream. Only when he is up in the air does he realise he has taken onboard a hitchhiker - an eight-year-old boy scout who was knocking at his door at the time. Featuring the voices of Edward Asner (Carl Fredricksen), Christopher Plummer (Charles Muntz), Jordan Nagai (Russell), Bob Peterson (Dug/Alpha), Delroy Lindo (Beta), Jerome Ranft (Gamma), John Ratzenberger (Construction Foreman Tom), David Kaye (Newsreel Announcer), Elie Doctor (Young Ellie), Jeremy Leary (Young Karl), Mickie McGowan (Police Officer Edith) and Danny Mann (Construction Worker Steve).

Cast & Crew

Paul Robert McLane
Adolph Schwartz Edward Schaaf
Headsperson Mary Gavin
Ethiopian chief Elaine Collins
Limehouse Su Ling
Gwendolyn Linda Sue Ragsdale
Sweet Li'l Alice Janet Wood
Margo Winchester Raven De La Croix
Director Russ Meyer
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Worldwide Films Available on: Available on video

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