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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Shorty
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Jigger
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Julie
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Mabel
Robin Morse ...
Al
Mel Welles ...
Sir Bop
Richard H. Cutting ...
Steve (as Richard Cutting)
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Angie
Jonathan Haze ...
Joey
Barboura Morris ...
Syl
Beach Dickerson ...
The Kid (as Beech Dickerson)
Clegg Hoyt ...
Marty
Richard Karlan ...
Jerry
Bruno VeSota ...
Charlie (as Bruno Ve Sota)
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Pete
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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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The Great Pretender
Written by Buck Ram
Performed by Nora Hayes
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How can a 62min film be 75% padding?
15 May 2000 | by (Cambridge, UK) – See all my reviews

Roger Corman's films tend to be cheap and cheerful but this one's mostly just cheap. Mind you, the thin plot (baddies take a group of hostages) has been used for some $100,000,000 movies as well. Thirty minutes of talk, padded out with irrelevant songs. Mr Cameo himself, Dick Miller, turns up in a rare main role. (4/10)


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