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Blast-Off Girls (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 5 October 1967 (USA)
A sleazy record promotor tries to make it big with a local Chicago garage band and plans to make them famous while keeping the profits for himself.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Conway ...
Boojie Baker
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Gordie
Tom Tyrell ...
Tom, Big Blast band member
Ron Liace ...
Ron, Big Blast band member
Dennis Hickey ...
Dennis, Big Blast band member
Ralph Mullin ...
Ralph, Big Bast band member
Chris Wolski ...
Chris, Big Blast band member
Lawrence J. Aberwood ...
Marty Dunn
Neil Julien ...
Lieutenant Kronsky
Don Logay ...
Michael Blake
Jack Horner ...
Mr. Roswell
Steve White ...
'Charlie' band member
Tom Eppolito ...
'Charlie' band member
Bob Compton ...
'Charlie' band member
Ray Barry ...
'Charlie' band member

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Sleazy music promoter Boojie Baker convinces a pop band to come work for him. He arranges play dates, publicity, record contracts, and the band's loyalty by getting his hired girls to exercise their feminine charms on all who stand in his way. Thus he creates the new music sensation, The Big Blast, but the band is unhappy about Boojie keeping most of the money. When they try to leave, Boojie sets them up for trouble with the law, but offers to bail them out if they sign the contract. Can't anyone stop this scum bucket? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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It's What's Happening, Baby!

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According to director Herschell Gordon Lewis, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Harland Sanders, whose company supplied Lewis' production company and advertising firm with fried chicken during the filming of this and other movies, insisted on appearing in a cameo at a KFC restaurant located in Wilmette, Illinois. Lewis recalled that Colonel Sanders was very difficult to work with because Sanders made several unreasonable and self-serving demands for, among many things, multiple rehearsals, top-billing, and wanting to direct the scene himself. See more »

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Gordie: Hey, man. Do you serve fried chicken?
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Gordie: I got five hungry musicians in the parking lot wanting five buckets of fried chicken.
Harland Sanders: Musicians you say? Hey, I love music! If you let them play some music outside, I'll let you have lunch for free.
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A look at the perils of late- 60s rock stardom.
30 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Blast Off Girls, despite the title, didn't have too much to do with girls. Instead, this film showcases a male rock band, trying to hit the big time in the music biz, during the late-60s. The band goes through quite a bit, as they struggle to become well-known pop stars. They have to contend with a ruthless, greedy manager, internal squabbles amongst the band members, living on a meager income, their own drug abuse etc., etc.

Though this movie is not the most exciting rock film in the world, it's entertaining in a hokey sort of way. The band plays some pretty decent garage/psychedelic rock, and they give-off an energetic vibe. There are many scenes in this film, that show the band frolicking merrily outdoors. In this way, the movie is similar to an episode of the Monkees. For those who are nostalgic about the late-60s rock scene, this movie will suffice.


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