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Writer:
Coleman Francis (writer)
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Plot:
A woman seeks revenge on her former lover, who owns a skydiving business. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Remember Folks, Sex For Sundries is FUN!!! See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kevin Casey ... Beth Rowe
Eric Tomlin ... Joe Moss
Anthony Cardoza ... Harry Rowe (as Tony Cardoza)
Marcia Knight ... Suzy Belmont
Bob Carrano ... Bob
Michael Rae ... Red
Jerry Mann ... Bernie
Keith Walton ... Jim the Photographer
Paul Francis ... Pete

Titus Moede ... Frankie Bonner
Jimmy Bryant ... Himself - Night Jumpers Guitar Player
Rue Barclay ... Himself - Night Jumpers Bass Player
Junior Nichols ... Himself - Night Jumpers Drummer
Harold Hensley ... Himself - Night Jumpers Sax Player
Harold Saunders ... Mr. Morgan (as Howard Saunders)
George Tracy (as George Tracey)
Barbara Francis ... Spectator's Wife
Lynn Merrill ... Lynn
Pandora Russell
Tony DeGeorge
T. Gary Cardoza (as Tony Gary Cardoza)
Tiny Kauffman
Pam Henderson
Linda Henderson
Richard E. Curtis
Mary Thompson
Vicky Knight
Thomas Webb
Michelle Fourzon
Kim Curtis
Gordon Barclay
Shirley Cash
Max Zamora
Donna Stanton
Brian Ivey
Linda Fisher
Kenny Joyner
Judy Cole
David Worth
Neil Jorgensen
Valerie Phelps
Gloria Draper
The Nichols Sisters
Susan Bay
Michael Oberlander
Darla Hall
Comatte Saccente
Julie Williams ... Big Blonde (as Julie Willis)
Gayle Lorelle
Shirley Buckner
Bill Thomson
Bob Grandchamp
Vincent Garquitto
Alan Francis ... Spectator's Son
Bob Knight
Viva McCluer
Marlene Archie
Frederic Downs ... Pharmacist
Ronald Francis ... Spectator's Son

Simone Gad (as Simone Pascal)
Larry Quimby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coleman Francis ... Spectator / Gunman in Plane (uncredited)
Jack Kupp ... (uncredited)
Marilyn McRae ... (uncredited)
Monty McRae ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Coleman Francis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Coleman Francis  writer

Produced by
George Buckner .... executive producer
Helen Buckner .... executive producer
Anthony Cardoza .... producer
Anthony M. Lanza .... associate producer (as Anthony Lanza)
Herman Tomlin .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Austin McKinney 
Lee Strosnider 
 
Film Editing by
Bob Lusby 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Harrington 
 
Makeup Department
Tony DeGeorge .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bud Wilson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony M. Lanza .... assistant director (as Anthony Lanza)
 
Sound Department
Brandy Kellogg .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Kupp .... aerial photographer
 
Music Department
John Bath .... musical director
 
Other crew
Robert Banas .... choreographer (as Bob Banas)
John McKenna .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Cliffie Stone .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fiend from Half Moon Bay" - USA (alternative title)
"Panic at Half Moon Bay" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
75 min
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Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Coleman Francis] [light aircraft]The same small airstrip found in all his films.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the beginning of the film, the airplane speeds down the runway. When Harry arrives, the plane is standing still.See more »
Quotes:
Harry Rowe:Suzy, you're a broad. Get lost!See more »
Soundtrack:
HaSo - Stratosphere BoogieSee more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Remember Folks, Sex For Sundries is FUN!!!, 5 June 2001
Author: mp99 from United States

Just try and keep this straight: Harry is married to Beth (with whom he runs an airport/parachuting school), but catting around with Suzy, who also has a thing going with Frankie, who used to work for Harry. Frankie's place as mechanic has been taken by Harry's war buddy Joe, who would probably like to take Harry's place as Beth's husband as well. But when Harry leaves Suzy and calls her a "broad" in the bargain, well, she just has no other choice but to Do The Nasty with the local pharmacist in exchange for a little acid to pour all over Harry's parachute, which she does with the help(?) of Frankie (actually, she does the driving, the planning, gets the acid, and actually applies it to said parachute--while he stands and/or sits around looking stupid and/or nervous).

Anyways, after you're finished doing the sexual algebra--well, there isn't much left to do after that, except enjoy the spectacle of writer/director Coleman Francis' misfiring-synapse style of editing, in which the flow of scenes is interrupted with irrelevant closeups or bits of action involving other characters who have not previously been been seen on-camera (all but the most important characters in this film tend to pop up without explanation and to disappear in similar fashion--given that this film is too cheap and amateurish to deserve shelter on Poverty Row, Francis probably couldn't afford actual exposition, or maybe he didn't think about it until after the bulk of the film was shot, or maybe he shot the footage, got drunk, and suddenly ran across it in the editing room and tried to splice it in before the Four Roses left him snoring over the moviola).

You could talk about the acting, I suppose, but it would be a waste of time, given that most of the cast, with the exception of Kevin Casey (Beth) and Marcia Knight (Suzy) don't actually bother with it. The cast seems to consist mostly of people who gave him money to make the film or the relatives of people who gave Francis money to make the film, or of members of his family, or of people he ran into while on a bender. The result is the weirdest cast this side of a Fellini movie, but unlike Fellini, who generally picked talented and/or appealing oddballs to appear in his films, Francis just picked oddballs. Although there IS a tall blonde here that wouldn't look out of place dancing in the Trevi Fountain at dawn--Marcello Mastroianni optional.

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