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Writers:
Stephanie Rothman (screenplay)
Charles S. Swartz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1973 (USA) See more »
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No Husbands...No Wives...Only Lovers See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Victoria Vetri ... Jan
Aimée Eccles ... Chris
Solomon Sturges ... Sander
Claudia Jennings ... Elaine
Zack Taylor ... Phil

Jeff Pomerantz ... Dennis (as Jeffrey Pomerantz)

Norman Bartold ... Findley
John McMurtry ... Randy

Pepe Serna ... Ramon
Bill Striglos ... Rodney
Jayne Kennedy ... Judy
Jack Bernardi ... Father
Milt Kamen ... Justice of the Peace
Ron Gans ... Interviewer
Andy Rubin ... AC-DC
Mark Evans ... Orange County
David Osterhout ... Customer
Damienne Oliver ... Groupie
Earl Finn ... Sheepman
Betty Gumm ... Irma
Raleigh Geer ... Kirby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Israel ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Paul Rapp ... Bachelor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephanie Rothman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Rapp  writer (uncredited)
Stephanie Rothman  screenplay
Charles S. Swartz  screenplay
Richard Walter  screenplay

Produced by
Paul Rapp .... associate producer
Charles S. Swartz .... producer
Lawrence Woolner .... executive producer (as Lawrence H. Woolner)
 
Original Music by
Michael Andres 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Lacambre 
 
Film Editing by
John A. O'Connor  (as John O'Connor)
Kirby Timmons 
 
Makeup Department
Raffaelle Patterson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Fain .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Leonard Corso .... sound editor
Roger Daniel .... sound mixer
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound editor (as Bernie Pincus)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tak Fujimoto .... assistant camera
Michael Shore .... key grip
Al York .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jac McAnelly .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Charles Adair .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Steve Orfanos .... main title design
Neil Rapp .... production assistant
Patty Sue Townsend .... script supervisor (as Patti Townsend)
 

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85 min | 90 min (DVD)
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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not-so-funny exploitation comedy, 16 February 2001
Author: James Kelly from United States

Not quite thirty minutes into this film, it's clear that neither good storytelling nor funny comedy were foremost in the film-makers' minds. As one might expect from a film in which two thirds of the lead actresses were former Playmates of the Year, the point here is T&A; no doubt about it. Needless to say, all three leads (Vetri, Jennings, Eccles) provide that abundantly.

Unfortunately, the only "actor" in this film who can actually act is Victoria Vetri. Saddled with a poorly written character and a few minutes' worth of bare breasts (undeniably enjoyable to watch, that; but not the stuff that respectable acting careers are made of) Vetri somehow makes the best of the role and her character does come to life. One of her last scenes, in which she is distraught and tearful, is a fine piece of acting by any standards... more than the script deserves. Claudia Jennings and Aimee Eccles don't fare so well. Also saddled with lifeless roles and a few more nude scenes, they each deliver their lines as if they were reading them from teleprompters: with complete lack of emotion, exactly what one would expect from a film of GROUP MARRIAGE's class. The three male leads are no better. They may as well have been played by cardboard cut-outs.

The picture's screenplay is, in all respects, typical of an exploitation film's. Chemistry between leads, snappy and/or humorous dialogue, deft comic timing? Nada. A liberal social message ("communes are okay and should be legal!") is in there, but it's presented ineloquently and is frequently lost in the barrage of skin and poor comedy. Besides, are we actually expected to take seriously the message of a film that spends more time doting over the snugly-clad busts of its actresses than showcasing coherent dialogue and/or comedy?

All in all, the picture is only worth finding if you're a rabid fan of Vetri, Jennings, or comedy that consistently falls flat on its face.

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