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Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)

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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Carolyn Brandt ...
Cee Bee Beaumont
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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
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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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Ray Dennis Steckler tried to make a straight crime drama, but after he shot about 40 minutes of footage, he decided the film was simply not working. He couldn't afford to scrap the footage, and portions of the film were unintentionally funny, so he had two of the characters go into a room, then burst forth in makeshift costumes as Rat Pfink and Boo Boo. He padded out the rest of the film with chase scenes, fight scenes, and even an encounter with a gorilla. He had footage of the duo appearing in a genuine parade, as if it were being held in their honor. When the main title was being animated, the "n" and "d" were left out, so the title appears as "Rat Pfink a Boo Boo." See more »

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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 »

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Rat Pfink: Fight crime, Boo Boo!
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You Is A Rat Pfink
Performed by Ron Haydock
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They have only one weakness.....
11 November 1999 | by (Pleasant Valley a Boo Boo) – See all my reviews

....bullets!

It starts out innocently enough- world famous rock star Lonnie Lord and his gal pal Cee Bee frolic about California in an endless whirl of touch football games and swingin' rock and roll tunes! But things go wrong when middle-aged hoodlums decide to kidnap Cee Bee and hold her for ransom! Luckily, Lonnie and his pal Titus also happen to be Rat Pfink and Boo Boo, two crime fighters with goofy costumes and no particular powers with which to fight crime. But they sure give those hoodlums a licking, albeit after a car chase that takes roughly four and a half hours to play out. But it does, and Rat Pfink and Boo Boo save Cee Bee from the evil In Cold Blood-esque gang AND a rouge gorilla named Kogar! It's all wrapped up in a swingin' beach finale where the drunken salesman from "The Incredibly Strange Creatures...." looks on!

This is definitely a strange movie, to say the least. It's from the great Ray Dennis Steckler, but despite it's amazingly silly subject matter it's not as good as his other classics; the movie lacks a starring performance from Steckler (he's great in his "Thrill Killers", the aforementioned "Creatures", and his later "Body Fever"), and some of the photography is very dark and confusing.

But the music is great, and Steckler regulars Titus Moede, Ronald Haycock, and Carolyn Brandt shine. Brandt, Steckler's one time wife, appeared in nine of his movies, but this is the one where she looks like she's having the most fun. This movie is amazing in it's own twisted way- at no point does it make sense or come close to a regular narrative, but the freedom and joy Steckler had while making it comes across in every frame, and that's why Steckler's strange body of work holds up so well today. He had a passion for film-making that most directors could never hope to grasp.


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