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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  6 August 1965 (USA)
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Three strippers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the strippers start scheming on him.

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The Old Man
Paul Trinka ...
Kirk
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Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become houseguests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Action | Comedy

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6 August 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Faster Pussycat! Wham! Bang!  »

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$45,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film did not receive a UK certificate until 1980. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, when Billie detours to go to the lake, the front driver's side wheel cover is missing, and looks like some minor front end damage in the same area, which can be seen when she pulls up and stops next to the bush at the lake. Later on in the film, the wheel cover is present and there is no damage to the car. See more »

Quotes

Kirk: [to Varla] You're a beautiful animal... and I'm weak, and I want you.
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Referenced in Californication: The Land of Rape and Honey (2009) See more »

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Faster Pussycat
Sung by The Bostweeds
Lyrics by Rick Jarrard
Music by Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
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Absolutely captivating. Who knew?
11 July 2007 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Please, take it from one who, until tonight, foolishly and ignorantly pigeonholed Russ Meyer as a Grade-B Soft-Core cult hero. What did I know? He's so much more than that. Think really good John Waters crossed with really bad Fellini (which is good, of course, in its own way) and you have just a hint of the inspired wickedness here.

Three mean chicks in sports cars, on a road trip from hell, back in a blistering hot, black-plate California desert. The script is undisguised genius and the performances (particularly, of course, the sadistic, sneering Tura Satana) cross most known bounds. But you know what? Even with that firebrand in the lead, the others hold up incredibly well. Meanwhile, the cinematography is spot-on for the theme here, tilted and trenchant. The overall effect: bracing--blinding, almost--and more than a little surreal.

FASTER, PUSSYCAT KILL! KILL! It's hideous and hip. Nightmarish, and nasty. Scathing and scabrous. Insane, but inventive. It's not a film for everyone. Some will call it sick, some will dismiss it as camp. It's all that and more. Hardly a wrong note, and with *so* many opportunities too... I was glued to the screen from beginning to end. Wicked fun. Captivating. Can you tell I liked it?

PS: Also recommended for fans of NHB, male/female bare-knuckle boxing. You know who you are ;)


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