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Bummer (1973)

 -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  March 1973 (USA)
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The manager of a rock band fires the drunken, psycho bass player, who goes on a rape and murder spree.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kipp Whitman ...
Duke
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Butts
Connie Strickland ...
Barbara
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Janyce
Diane Lee Hart ...
Dolly
David Buchanan ...
Gary
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Mike
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Morrie
Cecil Reddick ...
Harley
Jay Adler ...
Sid Rosen
Carl Craig ...
Jacques Le Monde
Ernie Dominy ...
Barbara's Father
Janet Comerford ...
Barbara's Mother
Heather Collins ...
Topless Waitress
Kate Monahan ...
Butts' Mother (as Mary Kate Monahan)
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The manager of a rock band fires the drunken, psycho bass player, who goes on a rape and murder spree.

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You Don't Have to Assault a Groupie...You Just Have to Ask..! See more »


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The title is accurate
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very dated (to say the least) movie about groupies. Movie focuses on a rock band called--most imaginatively--The Group. It involves three women--black Janyce, blond Barbara and red head Dolly--getting involved sexually with various members. However everybody ignores fat, ugly, alcoholic Butts (Dennis Burkley) who slowly begins to go insane....

Boy was this BAD! Not good-bad just bad! Women are treated horribly in this film--in one particularly ugly sequence Barbara and Dolly are forced to strip and shower with each other while being verbally humiliated! Seriously...could anyone be turned on by something that sick? Also there is a long and totally pointless sequence in a strip club. Why is it in here? To pad the running time and shove more nudity in our face. Hilariously this film tries to show us that groupies are real, ordinary people deserving respect while shoving their nude bodies in our face! There's even an uproariously bad romantic monologue showing the three couples frolicking in the woods while a lousy song plays in the background.

All the songs by The Group are lousy too--very bad 70s music. The acting across the board is terrible--only Carol Speed shows any ability at all. I was mostly bored by this and couldn't wait for it to get over. I do have to admit I didn't see the tragic ending coming--that provided a jolt but it was too little too late.

A bad 70s film. Skip it.


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