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The Booby Hatch (1976)

R | | Comedy | September 1976 (USA)
A scientific genius invents equipment that tests the erotic levels of people. He sets out to find subjects for his experiments.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Joy Miller ...
Cherry Jankowski
Rudy Ricci ...
Marcello Fettucini
Doug Sortino ...
Herman Longfellow
N. Detroit ...
Theophilus Suck
Angelo Fettucini
John Upson ...
Dr. Von Lipschitz
Dana Christian ...
Eileen Lipschitz
Herb Elliotte ...
Mr. Stag
Mike Waterkotte ...
Vernon Biggs
Allan Harris ...
Dr. Stuttgart
Glenda Rozzo ...
Miss Peabody
Norma Beardsley ...
Andrew Banas ...
Diane Pugh ...
Lucian White ...
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A scientific genius invents equipment that tests the erotic levels of people. He sets out to find subjects for his experiments.

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September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dirty Book Store  »

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$20,000 (estimated)

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The first movie that David Emge had ever acted in with the late talented Rudy Ricci. See more »


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doesn't even win the booby prize
14 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this soft-core romp, Cherry Jankowski (Sharon Joy Miller) works at the booby hatch, an experimental sex toy shop that measures the users' sex drives, and is sexually frustrated by her secretly transvestite boyfriend (not a spoiler as it's shown in the film's trailer), Herman, who wants to want until marriage. Meanwhile fellow worker Marcello, who used to be the stud at work, is now impotent.

This movie works more of a curiosity to catch multiple "Dawn of the Dead" alumni before they starred in that film because as a comedy, much like the character of Marcello, the film is completely flaccid. Despite the abundant nudity on display I found myself growing restless and looking at my watch to see if the film was almost over yet. It seemed like a story that could've been told in 30 minutes (at most) stretched out way too thin to pass for a motion picture. However as I said, if you're a fan of Romero's Living Dead films, it might hold some historical interest.

Eye Candy: I counted 9 bushes, 18 pair of tits, 5 asses are shown by various actresses and extras

My Grade: D

Synapse DVD Extras: Commentary by actor/writer/co-director Rudy Ricci, Producer/writer/ co-director John Russo & Producer Russell Streiner; a 10 and a half minute interview with David Emge; an alternative version of this film under the title of "The Liberation of Cherry Jankowski"2 theatrical trailer for this film (one under the alternate title)

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