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Joseph W. Sarno (screenplay)
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February 1964 (Japan) See more »
The sensation clubs! Partners in pleasure! Wild bottle parties! See more »
After discovering that her mother is involved in an adulterous affair, a pretty high school student seeks help from a neighbor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Judy Young ... Kathy Lewis (as Alice Linville)
W.B. Parker ... Louis Muse
Audrey Campbell ... Geraldine Lewis
Dyanne Thorne ... Yvette Talman (as Lahna Monroe)
Marla Ellis ... Lisa Francis
Richard Tatro ... Roy Minton
Derek Crane ... Scott Lewis
Ella Daphni ... Peggy Thomas
Charles Clements ... Cliff Haddison
Wayne Roberts ... Jimmy Reed
John Aristedes ... Tad Benton
William Donaldson ... Larry Harket
Joseph Garri ... Henry Francis
Mari Kiselle ... Pam
Carla Conners ... Teen Age Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Bogart ... Orgy member (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
Writing credits
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Joseph W. Sarno  screenplay (as Joe Sarno)

Produced by
Earl B. Bradley .... executive producer (as Bradley Burton)
Harold Bradley .... associate producer
Original Music by
Sam S. Fiedel (music scored by)
Cinematography by
James J. Markos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James J. Markos 
Costume Design by
Florence Ryan 
Makeup Department
Vincent Loscalzo .... hair stylist (as Vincent Loscolzo)
Vincent Loscalzo .... makeup artist (as Vincent Loscolzo)
Production Management
James J. Markos .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Nicholas Magalios .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard E. Brooks .... assistant camera
Norman Contreras .... gaffer
Other crew
Brigitte Bernard .... script clerk (as Brigette Bernard)
John Nicholas .... production assistant
Irene V. Weston .... production coordinator (as Irene Weston)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Love in the Suburbs" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"Shame in the Suburbs" - USA (bowdlerized title)
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USA:88 min
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Grindhouse/Art Film,"Eyes Wide Open.", 1 February 2000
Author: rufasff from Los Angeles Ca

It is too easy to dismiss "Sin In The Suburbs" as mere camp, Joe Sarno has some serious things on his mind and his efforts show results. His movie resembles Cassavettes and Warhol, but I think Sarno was a better filmmaker than either one one of them; he uses a porno house plot to explore the emotional depths of sexuality.

The Suburban milieu is once again viewed as a repressionland but unlike "American Beauty" it is populated not by walking cheap shots, but by real, unsentimental characters. Sarno's method's sound somewhat like Mike Leigh's; but working one imagines under much greater time and budget constraints, his results are more hit and miss. The wall to wall jazz is a big problem.

The Grindhouse boys once took a Bergman Film and tried to sell it as porno, one can only wonder what they made of Sarno;

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