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Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)

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It starts off seriously enough, with three thugs robbing an innocent young woman at night in the city, but then switches to Vin Saxon and Carolyn Brandt doing a goofy Elvis-like rock 'n ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carolyn Brandt ...
Cee Bee Beaumont
Ron Haydock ...
Rat Pfink / Lonnie Lord (as Vin Saxon)
...
Boo Boo / Titus Twimbly
George Caldwell ...
Linc
Mike Kannon ...
Hammer
James Bowie ...
Benjie
Mary Jo Curtis ...
Irma La Streetwalker
Keith A. Wester ...
Cowboy (as Dean Danger)
Romeo Barrymore ...
Ape trainer
Berri Lee ...
Boy #1 on beach
Rox Anne ...
Girl on beach
Alan Neal ...
Boy #2 on beach
Bob Burns ...
Kogar the Gorilla (as Kogar)
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It starts off seriously enough, with three thugs robbing an innocent young woman at night in the city, but then switches to Vin Saxon and Carolyn Brandt doing a goofy Elvis-like rock 'n roll number (very charming though). The next day the thugs are bored. Picking a name at random out of the phone book, they decide to terrorize Carolyn Brandt. After some campy dramatic scenes, she is kidnapped by the goons. They decide to ransom her. After receiving the ransom call, Vin Saxon and the good-natured, but not- to-bright gardener sit around despondent, wondering what to do. "There's only one thing to do!" exclaims Vin. The two rush off into the next room and become the costumed heroes Rat Pfink and Boo Boo... Written by Mick Taylor <alhazred@aracnet.com>

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According to Hollywood legend, the title was supposed to be "Rat Pfink and Boo Boo" but the title designer messed it up; and the director lacked the budget to fix it; however, Steckler denies this in the audio commentary. See more »

Goofs

When Cee Bee is stalked and then kidnapped, she is wearing shiny pants that zip in the back. When Rat Pfink and Boo Boo come to rescue her, she is wearing jeans. See more »

Quotes

Rat Pfink: Remember, Boo Boo, we only have one weakness.
Boo Boo: What's that, Rat Pfink?
Rat Pfink: Bullets!
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Spoofs Batman and Robin (1949) See more »

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Runnin' Wild
Performed by Ron Haydock
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A brilliant piece of improvisation
30 April 1999 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

When one considers all that went into the making of this film, it truly takes one's breath away. It started out as a "serious" film about two college age chaps whose girlfriends are abducted; it is up to these fellows to come to the rescue. Steckler, like most of us do during "serious" films, grew bored and decided to spice things up a little: his heroes stepped into a closet and came out as Rat Pfink and Boo Boo, caped crusaders. Steckler even coopted a real parade by marching his heroes in front of it. Improvisation, found art, fun trash: call it what you will, it's a great way to spend an afternoon that might otherwise be wasted frolicking wholesomely in the great outdoors.


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