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At an isolated, seaside greasy-spoon cafe live George, the sarcastic owner; Slob, the potentially violent cook; and Kotty, the sexy waitress all the men lust after. Plus an occasional ... See full summary »

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Jess Barker ...
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At an isolated, seaside greasy-spoon cafe live George, the sarcastic owner; Slob, the potentially violent cook; and Kotty, the sexy waitress all the men lust after. Plus an occasional customer, including "Professor Sam", Kotty's boyfriend from a nearby research facility. And something's going on under the potentially explosive surface emotions...nuclear secrets being smuggled out of the country. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Title was supposed to be "Shack Up on 101", but star Terry Moore objected on the grounds that it was too suggestive. See more »

Quotes

[While in a passionate embrace]
Prof. Sam Bastion: Will you tell me something?
Kotty: Anything, Sam, anything.
Prof. Sam Bastion: What are the first amendments to the Constitution called?
Kotty: The Bill of Rights.
Prof. Sam Bastion: That's right. What form of government is this?
Kotty: The best!
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A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE
Written by Barbara Belle, Louis Prima, Anita Leonard, and Stan Rhodes
Credited and used in score but not vocally
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Bizarre B-movie with interesting cast
23 January 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Amusingly odd second-feature starring Terry Moore as a beanery waitress who has high ambitions--studying for her Civil Service exams! Moore and restaurant-owner Keenan Wynn end up tangling with nefarious Lee Marvin, posing as a short-order cook. Hilariously outré mix of moody melodramatics, campy nostalgia, gruff film noir and patriotic flag-waving. Moore is quite appealing spitting out her juicy, hard-bitten purple prose, Wynn also good (if puzzlingly dopey) in a supporting role apparently written for stray laughs. In fact, the entire film is amiably half-witted and almost endearing. Fine cinematography includes an amazing first shot of Terry on the beach. ** from ****


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