Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Beck ...
Narrator (voice)
Pamela Gruen ...
Jake Masters
Devin Goldenberg ...
Russian Girl
Chuck Pfeiffer ...
Reuben Schafer ...
Coughing Cop
Ray Barron ...
Bald Cop
Madeleine Le Roux ...
Cora Merrill
David Kirk ...
Jason Dominic
Sean Walsh ...
Gene Sprigg
Olga Winter
Maureen Byrnes ...
Lena Right
Nancy Salmon ...
Connie Landfield


Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

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17 August 1971 (USA)  »

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Cry Uncle (Come With Me)
Words and Music by Harper MacKay and Moose Charlap
Performed by Sandy Stewart
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One of the weirdest Tromas ever!
19 February 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Fans of Rocky and The Karate Kid probably don't know this, but the Oscar-winning director responsible for both mainstream cocklewarmers was making some very weird sh*t in the early 70s. Before coming down with a terminal case of Good Taste, Avildsen had cranked out the superior sex comedy Guess What We Learned In School Today? (1969) and the classic Summer of Hate film Joe (1970), starring Peter Boyle as a blue collar hippie-killer, and Cry Uncle, a totally whacked-out and very black private-eye spoof marketed as a sex film since you couldn't do much else with its then porno-only X rating. Tubby Jewish comedian Allen Garfield (you'll recognize the face, guaranteed)plays the "Super Dick' hired by a millionaire suspect in a murder case. The investigation soon becomes a trail of dead bodies, including one Garfield has sex with, thinking she's a comatose junkie! Troma president Lloyd Kaufman was production assistant, as with all early Avildsen films from Joe onwards, and plays the bearded hippie on LSD in a motel room. A bad taste masterpiece, Troma later distributed the film, displaying a rare flash of good taste on their part!

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