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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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Complete credited cast:
Carolyn Brandt ...
Cee Bee Beaumont
Ron Haydock ...
Rat Pfink / Lonnie Lord (as Vin Saxon)
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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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When the kidnappers open the briefcase containing comics, the most visible magazine is Issue #2 (January 1965) of "Monster World," published by Warren and featuring the cast of The Munsters (1964) on the cover. Monster World was a sister publication of Famous Monsters. While Famous Monsters had a long distinguished career, folding only when Warren went under, Monster World didn't last as long. See more »

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During fight scene, a white villain punches Rat Pfink then turns around and attacks Boo Boo. After a cut, the black villain is fighting Boo Boo. See more »

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Rat Pfink: Ape! Drop that girl!
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I Stand Alone
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Words Cannot Express the Wonder and Splendor of This Film!!!
29 July 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

RAT PFINK A BOO BOO (5 outta 5 stars)

I have been dreaming about seeing this movie ever since I heard it mentioned in an old issue of Castle of Frankenstein Magazine when I was like 10 years old. It never plays on TV, never ever made it to any repertory cinemas in my neck of the woods... and not even the more eclectic video stores around here ever carried it. God bless the amazingly fast growth of DVD technology which allowed me to finally *purchase* the movie for my very own at a ridiculously low price! Even so... after purchasing it, I was scared to watch it at first. After having dreamed about this movie for so long could it possibly live up to my expectations? Or would it be just another in a long list of disappointments? Well, I needn't have worried... this movie... as low-budget and cheesy and downright STRANGE it is... it is absolutely brilliant! Infused with incredible passion from the director and the cast... it transcends its monetary limitations and is wildly infectious in its creativity! Rat Pfink and Boo Boo, our two low-rent superheroes, are obviously inspired by Batman and Robin... but actually created and filmed BEFORE the popular 60s TV show! A bunch of psycho delinquents are terrorizing women... when they begin to pick on the girlfriend of rockabilly musician Lonnie Lord (secret identity of Rat Pfink) they cross the line and incur the wrath of our heroes! Genius filmmaking! Just imagine what director Ray Dennis Steckler could do with a budget!


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