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Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Irwin Corey ... Professor Irwin Corey

Pat Paulsen ... Norman
Deborah Loomis ... Wanda
Sudie Bond ... Norman's Mother (as Sudie S. Bond)

Paul Dooley ... Salesman
Robert Dryden ... Pharmacist

Annie Korzen ... Lady in Street (as Anne Korzen)

Jerry Orbach ... Jerry Lorsey
George S. Irving ... Reverend / Roberto
Shelley Plimpton ... First Girl

Louisa Moritz ... Lt. Sylvia Arliss
Cia Lozell ... Mary Ellen
Kathleen Joyce ... Kinky Claudia
Carmen Álvarez ... Anytime Annie

Zero Mostel ... President / Don Pasquale

Estelle Parsons ... 1st Lady / Barmaid

Laurie Heineman ... Trixie
Joe Palmieri ... Alfredo
Andrew Duncan ... Hurdlemeyer
Ron Cummins ... Arnold
Tom McDermott ... Chief Justice McDonald
Kevin Sanders ... T.V. Announcer

Thayer David ... General
Garry Goodrow ... TV Director
Joe Sardello ... Barfly #1
Jack Hollander ... Barfly #2
Douglas Richardson ... Wet Secret Service Man
Mary-Jennifer Mitchell ... Housewife

Lou David ... Secret Service #9
George King ... Masseur
Mark Carvel ... Steward
Allan Hahn ... Secret Service / Mafia
Joe Cirillo ... Secret Service / Mafia
George Planco ... Secret Service / Mafia
Fred Baur ... Secret Service / Mafia
Alfred Karl ... Secret Service / Mafia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Clarke-Lawrence ... B.B.C. Announcer (uncredited)

Directed by
John G. Avildsen 
Bruce Malmuth 
Robert McCarty  (as Robert J. McCarty)
Ralph Rosenblum (segment "Professor Corey on Sex")
Writing credits
Dan Greenburg (written by) (segment "Norman and the Polish Doll")

Jack Richardson (written by) (segment "Vortex")

Bruce Jay Friedman (from a story by) (segment "Vortex")

David Odell (written by) (segment "Inaugural Ball")

Jack Richardson (written by) (segment "Professor Corey on Sex")

Janet Kern  script
Helga Petrashevich  script

Produced by
Carl Gurevich .... producer
Benni Korzen .... producer
Original Music by
Stan Vincent 
Cinematography by
Ralf D. Bode (director of photography)
Adam Giffard (director of photography)
Jeff Lion Weinstock (director of photography)
Production Design by
Henry Shrady 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Weintraub 
Makeup Department
Dossie Donaldson .... makeup
Gudron Holt .... makeup
Bill Pinkney .... makeup
Production Management
Dan Malmuth .... production manager
George Manasse .... production manager
Eileen Sopanen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patricia Curtice .... second assistant director
Alex Hapsas .... first assistant director
Nicholas Prince .... assistant director
Gene Sultan .... assistant director (as Eugene Sultan)
Art Department
Jack Cornwall .... scenic designer
Sound Department
Keith Gardener .... boom
John Hirst .... boom
Joe Ryan .... sound man
Michael Scott .... sound man
Special Effects by
Janet Beroza .... props
Alan Herman .... props
James Sherman .... props (as Jim Sherman)
James Walker .... props
Camera and Electrical Department
John G. Avildsen .... editor camera operator
Lenore Bode .... second assistant camera
Steve Bower .... first assistant camera
Dick Carballo .... best boy
Werner Hlinka .... assistant camera
Michael Lesser .... gaffer (as G. Michael Lesser)
William W. Lister .... gaffer
Branden Lutz .... assistant camera
Dennis Murphy .... best boy
Mel Noped .... key grip (as Melvin D. Noped)
Rex North .... key grip
Aristides Pappidas .... gaffer
Joe Rivers .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Malmuth .... costumes
Editorial Department
Robert Neal Marshall .... assistant editor (international version)
Other crew
Rudy Cherney .... teamster
Karen Gilbert .... production coordinator
Dan Malmuth .... production coordinator
Haim Pekelis .... assistant to the director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"All The President's Women" - USA (reissue title)
"Inaugural Ball" - USA (segment title)
"Norman and the Polish Doll" - USA (segment title)
"Vortex" - USA (segment title)
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75 min
Sound Mix:
Italy:(Banned) (original rating) | Italy:VM18 (re-rating on appeal) | USA:R

Did You Know?

This film was originally shot with four segments - hence the title. It was only released with three segments, but a photo feature on the film done for Playboy magazine at the time had photos from the missing fourth part. In the article, it mentioned that the last segment had been deleted.See more »
Let's Do The Inaugural BallSee more »


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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Don't expect much!, 29 August 2000
Author: ( from Toronto, Ontario

This is an often stupid, sometimes funny comedy that is divided into three segments. The first deals with a lonely man who buys a life size doll. The second is about a writer (Jerry Orbach from TV's Law and Order!) getting help from a muse and the third is about the president's daughter getting kidnapped and the outrageous demand which must be met for her return. The photography is pretty bad as is the acting but if you're in the mood for cheap laughs, this might do the trick.

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