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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Peaches Page ... 'Peaches' Page
Timothy Farrell ... Umberto Scalli
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
Doris Ives ... Beverly - Unemployed
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Leopard Lady ... Woman Wrestler (uncredited)
The Panther Woman ... Woman Wrestler (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert C. Dertano  (as Robert C. Derteno)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert C. Dertano  uncredited

Produced by
George Weiss .... producer
Cinematography by
William C. Thompson (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Robert C. Dertano  (as Robert C. Derteno)
Art Direction by
Dan Sonney 
Set Decoration by
James R. Connell 
Other crew
A. Arnold Klein .... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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70 min | USA:68 min (DVD)
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George Weiss had Rita Martínez affect a thick Mexican accent because her real voice was "too American".See more »
Boom mic visible: 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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How can you make an exploitation film about lady wrestlers this dull?!, 26 November 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

You would think that although "Pin Down Girls" (aka "Racket Girls") would be a cheap exploitation film, it would have a lot of excitement and perhaps some sexy action. Well, this assumption would be 100% wrong, as the film is far from exciting and about sexy as watching your granny getting a sponge bath!

The film stars 'Peaches' Page (as more or less herself) and Timothy Farrell (an actor in such prestige pictures as Ed Wood's "Glen or Glenda" and "Jailbait"!). Peaches is a wrestler who comes to work for Mr. Scalli (Farrell)--not realizing he's a cheap crook who owes the mob big time. There really isn't much more to the plot than that. In fact, the plot, such as it is, only takes up a tiny portion of the film. Most of it consists of lady wrestling matches--very, very dull ones. The matches lack dialog or narration and there is no incidental music during these scenes. Instead, there are lots of sound effects which seem to be random and having nothing to do with wrestling! Also, if you are expecting lots of sexy ladies and hair pulling and the like, don't hold your breath! It mostly consists of unattractive ladies tossing each other about with absolutely no sense of showmanship or style. If this is what the sport looked like at the time, I can't see how it was one of the most popular shows on early television (which it was).

Aside from being very dull, the film is a technical mess. Too often, shots appeared random and irrelevant. The acting (when there was any) was pretty bad and the whole thing looks like an Ed Wood sort of picture--cheap, dull and non-professional. Sadly, this is a bad film but not an enjoyable bad film to watch. There is no spark or excitement to reward the viewer--just lots of nothing of any particular interest. Amazingly bland and stupid.

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