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On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gaetano Proclo
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Googie Gomez
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Carmine Vespucci
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Vivian Proclo
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Chris
Paul B. Price ...
Claude
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Michael Brick
John Everson ...
Tiger (as John Everson) (as John Mark Everson)
Christopher J. Brown ...
Duff
Dave King ...
Abe
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Maurine
Tony De Santis ...
Balloon Man
Ben Aris ...
Patron With Bicycle
Peter Butterworth ...
Patron In Chaps
Ronnie Brody ...
Small Patron
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Storyline

On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued amorously by "chubby chaser" Paul B. Price and by entertainer Googie Gomez who believes him to be a broadway producer. His guides through the Ritz are gatekeeper Abe, habitue Chris, and bellhop/go-go-boys Tiger and Duff. Squeaky-voiced detective Michael Brick and his employer Carmine do locate Gateano at the Ritz, as does his wife Vivian. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The funny season begins when you check in for a night at The Ritz. See more »

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Comedy

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26 December 1976 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

A Sauna das Loucas  »

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Trivia

F. Murray Abraham, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Jack Weston and Paul B. Price play the roles they created in the original Broadway production. Treat Williams replaced Stephen Collins as Brick. See more »

Goofs

When Carmine first calls Claude from backstage, Claude's wig is pulled forward. When he says, "Fashionable," the wig is far back on his head in the close-up. When it returns to the long shot, the wig is forward again. See more »

Quotes

Googie Gomez: Think of a tropical night. Think of a beetch.
Gaetano Proclo: What bitch?
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Soundtracks

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
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Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
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Just possibly the funniest film ever made
1 June 1999 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

No one shows this since the advent of AIDS. That's a pity, because if it isn't the funniest movie ever made, it's awfully close. Great adaptation of the Broadway hit play, with wonderful performances by Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Price, and Treat Williams. I can't praise this one highly enough.


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