A number of the actors who appeared in this movie had also appeared in The Sex Therapist (1973) but in different roles. Sex-symbol Abigail was a Girl in See-Through on a Melbourne Tram in the first film and shop-girl Mae in this movie; Noel Ferrier was the Judge in the first film and the villain The Hatchet in this movie; Penne Hackforth-Jones was psychiatrist Dr. Liz Sort in the first film and Captain of the Women's Cricket team in this movie; Kris McQuade was Samantha in the first film and Mandy in this movie; Dina Mann played Shirley in the first film and a woman cricketer in this movie; Jon Finlayson was Liz's Lawyer in the first film and The Magician in this movie; Clare Balmford was the First Nun in the first film and an Employment Clerk in this movie whilst Debbie Nankervis was a Girl in a Blue Movie in the first film and a woman cricketer in this movie. Moreover, though Graeme Blundell plays Alvin Purple in both films, Blundell also plays another character, Balls McGee, in this movie. Alan Finney plays Alvin's friend Spike Dooley in both pictures. See more »
In the vein of the original, but SERIOUSLY entertaining parts are few and far between...
I did not really enjoy this movie. While the addition of Frank Thring and Gus Mercurio added a certain upbeat flavour to the film, it did little to suspend the film's monotonous tone which detracts highly from the prestige of the original. I also point to the degeneration of the film as soon as Alvin assumes his gangster persona.
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