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Racket Girls (1951)

Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama
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A money launderer uses women's wrestling as a front for his illegal activities, but earns the enmity of a powerful mobster.


(as Robert C. Derteno)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peaches Page ...
'Peaches' Page
Timothy Farrell ...
Clara Mortensen ...
Clara Mortensen - World Champion
Rita Martínez ...
Rita Martinez - Champion of Mexico
Muriel Gardner ...
Ruby McKenzie
Don Ferrara ...
Joe the Jockey
Matt Douglas ...
Ronnie - A Mobster
Paul Merton ...
Monk - The Bookkeeper
Bruce Spencer ...
Eddie - A Gangster
Tony Zarro ...
Lefty - A Mobster
Mary Jean Walker ...
Jackie - A Bookie
William Lamont ...
Senate Investigator
Phil Bernard ...
Mr. Big - The Gang Leader
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ...
Jimmy Lennon
Phil Solomon ...
Phil Solomon - Wrestling Referee


Scalli is a gangster who manages women wrestlers as a front for his bookmaking, drug, and prostitution rackets. He trusts the wrong people and ends up trying to run away from both the police and mysterious mob boss Mr. Big, to whom he owes $35,000. This film features real-life wrestlers Peaches Page, Clara Mortensen (world champion wrestler), and Rita Martinez (champion of Mexico). Written by Vance Kochenderfer <vkochend@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Did You Know?


George Weiss had Rita Martínez affect a thick Mexican accent because her real voice was "too American". See more »


When Scalia chastises Joe the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the gym wall. See more »


Joe the Jockey: And don't forget about me. I'm Joe.
Peaches Page: Hi, Joe. You're cute.
Joe the Jockey: I get it - anything that is small is cute. Well, that's me.
Peaches Page: Don't you know? Good things come in small packages.
Joe the Jockey: [openly staring at Peaches' breasts] Not to my way of thinking.
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"Maybe I'm crazy!" "It helps a little..."
17 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best MST3K send-ups of all time. It's hard to imagine a movie more primed for satire.

It's all there: the ineffective hoods, the Michael Stipe lookalike; the short, ethnic sidekick; "Monk", who gets off some killer lines when he's not coked-up, and of course Peaches, the disturbingly Amazonian wrestler with a room-temperature IQ and the build of a Greyhound bus.

Check out Rita Martinez doing a killer Gilda Radner imitation, as she declares in a pre-NAFTA time, "You theenk you can take advantage of me because I am Mexican!" Well, her agent clearly did.

As the ad copy usually says, "It's an experience you'll want to watch again and again!" And you will - laughter is truly the best medicine.

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