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Portnoy's Complaint (1972)

The movie chronicles a young man's love and passion in his own kinky way.

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The movie chronicles a young man's love and passion in his own kinky way.

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Banned for years from the nation's bookshelves, "Portnoy's Complaint" is now a motion picture. Meet Alexander Portnoy, a young sexually repressed fellow whose hang-ups have driven him to the psychiatrist's couch. Meet "The Monkey", a hyper-erotic model , who fulfills his most erotic sex fantasies. See more »

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15 September 1972 (Finland)  »

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Alexanders stående problem  »

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Dyan Cannon initially mentioned for role played by Karen Black. See more »

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Funny at times but too much like a TV sit-com
28 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Overall not a terrible movie--but it drags on more than one occasion and the NY jewish schtick is cliched and overdone. Very dated and too much like a sit-com at times, but worth it to see a scorching hot Karen Black and neurotic Richard Benjamin at his peak.


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