Cloud Nine, the local teen hangout, has been taken over by a pair of escaped killers, who hold the local teens hostage. The bartender realizes it's up to him to save the kids.

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Robin Morse ...
Al
Mel Welles ...
Sir Bop
Richard H. Cutting ...
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Jonathan Haze ...
Joey
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Richard Karlan ...
Jerry
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A rock and roll film intended for the drive-in, set in a bar where a new singer is auditioning. However, things get complicated when a pair of criminals turn up and take hostages to hold off the police. The payed-off local heavy-guy turns out to be useless, as does a professional boxer, but the situation is resolved by the plucky short guy with a chip on his shoulder (Dick Miller). Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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Most Came to Dance, Others Came to Drink, But One Came to Kill! See more »

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Jazz musician Eric Dolphy is seen on screen playing behind The Platters See more »

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Al: Why is it everybody is out to see that I lose money? On TV, everybody loves the bartender - they tell him their troubles and everything.
Steve: Would you care to hear my troubles, Al?
Al: I got troubles of my own.
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I'm Sorry
Written by Buck Ram, Peter Tinturin and William W. White
Performed by The Platters
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A movie with the germ of a good idea
11 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A muddled drama with Dick Miller as a young dude with a bad attitude who's hanging out in a bar when two crooks panic and take everyone hostage. Unfortunately this doesn't occur until halfway through the movie, leaving us in the meantime with overlong musical sequences and repetitive set-up.

If the movie had focused on the hostage-taking portion of the plot then this could have been engrossing, but it's padded to the hilt with irrelevant dialogue and bar a wisecracking reporter none of the characters are engaging.

A dull and uneven watch that made me wonder why I bothered.


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