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Lemon Popsicle (1978)
"Eskimo Limon" (original title)

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Bentzi, Momo, and Yuda'leh are three teenage boys growing up in 1950's Israel, which is not much different from 1950's America if you believe what you see in the film. Of course they are ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yftach Katzur ...
Benzi / Benji / Benny (as Yiftach Katzur)
Anat Atzmon ...
Nili / Nikky / Nili
Jonathan Sagall ...
Momo / Bobby / Momo (as Jonathan Segal)
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Yudale / Huey / Johnny (as Zacki Noy)
Dvora Kedar ...
Sonja, Benzi's mother (as Deborah Kaydar)
Ophelia Shtruhl ...
Stella (as Ophelia Shtrel)
Menashe Warshavsky ...
Romek, Benzi's father
Rachel Steiner ...
Bracha / Martha
Louis Rosenberg ...
Pharmacist
Yehoshua Luff ...
Iceman
Avi Hadash ...
Froggy / Victor / Viktor (as Avi Chadash)
Denise Bouzaglo ...
Ricki, prostitute (as Dennis Bozaglo)
Rita Raish ...
Teacher
Savich Goldreich ...
Doctor (as Savitch Goldreich)
Mira Birenbaum ...
Ruthy
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Bentzi, Momo, and Yuda'leh are three teenage boys growing up in 1950's Israel, which is not much different from 1950's America if you believe what you see in the film. Of course they are obsessed with one thing - sex. Bentzi is interested in the beautiful Nili, but she prefers his friend Momo. Meanwhile, while Bentzi is working delivering ice to people he comes across a voluptous nympho. For some reason he leaves his job and gets his friends, who are promptly invited inside and divested of their virginity in an explicit softcore sex scene. Momo goes first, then the obese Yuda'leh. Before Bentzi can have his turn the nypho's sailor boyfriend suddenly returns from the sea and chases the boys away, Yuda'leh being forced to run away naked. The boys next visit a prostitute and are serviced by her in turn, the experience causing Bentzi to vomit. With all this experience under his belt Momo seduces Nili and impregnates her. He disowns her when she makes this known to him, leaving it to ... Written by Tim Curtiss <Tim_the_Bald@hotmail.com>

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L'an holchim kshamisiba nigmira? (Where do you go when the party's over?)

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21 April 1978 (West Germany)  »

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The director claims he based the movie on a situation which happened to him as a youth. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, in front of the diner, a young man in red shirt appears eating ice cream and talking with friends, then in the next scene, appears dancing very happy. The same for the blond boy in blue shirt. See more »

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Momo: [about Nicki] I may have screwed her, who says I was the only one.
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Sealed With A Kiss
Written by Gary Geld & Peter Udell
Performed by Brian Hyland
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IN TOTAL AGREEMENT - ONE OF THE GREATEST MOVIES EVER MADE
3 August 2001 | by (Hull, England) – See all my reviews

Originally available in the UK on Hokushin Home Video (remember them??), this, the first of the Lemon Popsicle series, kind of showed what growing up in the 60s was really like (after the sanitised schmaltz of GREASE). Three horny teenage friends spend most of the film searching for love, sex, and parties, and they find all three in abundance. This film has a magnificent soundtrack of late 50s early 60s classics (which was released on blue vinyl in the UK) and some way over the top comic sequences which belie its non-mainstream production values; this film was made as a German-Israeli co productionby director Boaz Davidson. One of the stars, Zachi Noy, Huey (the overweight kid) has gone on to become a major star in his home country (even starring in a 9th instalment of the series released this year - see the imdb for further details). So, besides the music, I love the romance, I love the comedy, and I love the sex scenes which come across as very dirty in certain scenes. The first two sequels, Going Steady and Hot Bubblegum are also sheer brilliance; the fourth film Private Popsicle is okay, but the fifth in the series BABY LOVE is possibly the most awesome teenage film EVER made!! See it if you can find a copy - come on lets have DVD releases please!! Number 6 is total rubblish, and 7,8, and 9 don't seem to have been translated into English yet (or released in English anyway).

Footnote: Lemon Popsicle was remade in the US in the mid-80s as THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN which also features a phenomenal 80s soundtrack and is recommended to all!! Any other fans of the series please contact me.


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