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Ginger (1971)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | March 1971 (USA)
A rich society girl is recruited to go undercover and expose a drug/blackmail/prostitution ring in her small town.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Duane Tucker ...
Rex Halsey
Herbert Kerr ...
Jimmy / Jimbo
Casey Donovan ...
Rodney (as Calvin Culver)
David Ross ...
Michele Norris ...
Vicki Jennings
Cindy Barnett ...
Lise Mauer ...
Elizabeth Anderson / Liz (as Lise D. Mauer)
Linda Susoeff ...
Cathy Carson
William Grannel ...
Jason Varone (as William Grannell)
Clark Ames ...
Jud Philips
Jerry Allgor
Chuck Beard
Ginger's Brother (as Tracey Walters)


The police suspect that a drug and forced-prostitution ring is behind the recent spate of kidnappings and disappearances, but so far they've been unable to infiltrate the suspects gang. To break the case, they recruit Ginger, a young woman from an upper-class family to act as bait for the kidnappers and hopefully lead the police to their hideout. It may sound like a foolproof plan to the police, but Ginger's the one who has to risk it all. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Little Girls Lost  »

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The film was refused a UK cinema certificate by the BBFC in 1971, and eventually passed with an 18 certificate in 1983 after 14 minutes of cuts. See more »


Jimmy: Panties, white girl... I want your sweet, white panties.
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Followed by Girls Are for Loving (1973) See more »

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Make no mistake - this IS a bad movie ... but !
15 February 2016 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

There's something special about the three "Ginger" movies, something I'd very much like to see re-made or re-tried with today's sensibilities and a bigger budget. While "Ginger" is, by far, the worst of the three ("The Abductors" and "Girls are made for Loving" are actually completely watchable B-movie fare albeit with a strong sexual / sadomasochistic touch), the idiosyncrasies which made this series stand out among other, more forgettable drive-in fare, are already there in part 1. The premise of a female hero not only surviving in an otherwise men's world (and genre) but positively calling the shots is extremely rare even today. In "Haywire", Gina Carrano is bashing male stars left and right, but she is far from "calling the shots" - neither does she sexually predate like Ginger does. The same goes for Angelina Jolie's "Salt". In fact, Ginger is maybe the nearest we get in movie history to what was otherwise a very male role-model. (This is probably why she was called "the female James Bond" although she's not a secret agent at all). And while today's killing ladies are as a rule ridiculous (even Carrano - trained in martial arts - looked silly beating up guys double her weigth), Ginger very rarely relies on beating someone up - she works the weapons of a woman as well as guns, poison, traps or whatever it takes to take her opponents out. Disturbing but, in a refreshing way, at least halfway realistic!

A word on acting: As mentioned, the two follow-up movies are much better, "Ginger" otoh sports acting that can only be described as a-tro-cious. Except for Cheri Caffaro herself, she's neither a top-model nor a great actress but she has screen presence in spades (a bit like Schwarzenegger) and there are a few scenes in here (the killings of Rodney and Jimmy for instance) where she comes over truly menacing and mesmerizing. Part of her screen presence may be thanks to her tall body - maybe the other actors were cast so they were a bit smaller but she does own every scene she's in.

So, while I can't really recommend this slow-paced and cheaply-made stinker to anyone on its own merits, there are certain qualities in there which are really interesting and some themes which I would liked explored in future productions.

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