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Lemon Popsicle (1978) More at IMDbPro »Eskimo Limon (original title)

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Boaz Davidson (written by) &
Eli Tavor (written by)
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Release Date:
1978 (Israel) See more »
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Yftach Katzur ... Benzi / Benji / Benny (as Yiftach Katzur)

Anat Atzmon ... Nili / Nikky / Nili

Jonathan Sagall ... Momo / Bobby / Momo (as Jonathan Segal)

Zachi Noy ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Aman ... Chemist's assistant (uncredited)
Paulina Fein ... Ice seller (uncredited)
Shalom Harari ... Headmaster (uncredited)
Ronit Hayon ... Leah / Lia (uncredited)
Avraham Katzengold ... Cinema owner (uncredited)
Ariella Rabinovich ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Olga Spondorf ... Aunt Vera / Fanny (uncredited)

Directed by
Boaz Davidson 
Writing credits
Boaz Davidson (written by) &
Eli Tavor (written by) (as Eli Tabor)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg 
Film Editing by
Alain Jakubowicz 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eliezer Birenbaum .... assistant director
Tomer Rosenthal .... second second assistant director
Art Department
A. Gerslony .... set dresser
Ariel Roshko .... set dresser (as A. Roshko)
Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (1978-1988)
Louis Elman .... dialogue director
Peter Maxwell .... re-recording mixer
Roy Taylor .... sound editor
Eli Yarkoni .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Amnon Israeli .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tami Mor .... wardrobe designer (as Tammy Mor)
Music Department
Jack Fishman .... music supervisor
Domenico Modugno .... composer: song "Ciao, Ciao Bambina"
Other crew
Maggie Dickie .... english translation
Meir Z. Ribalow .... english translation

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Eskimo Limon" - Israel (original title)
"Going All the Way" - USA (alternative title)
"Growing Up" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
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95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Israel:18 | Netherlands:12 (original rating) | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) | USA:R (certificate #25386) | West Germany:16 (cut)
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Did You Know?

The director claims he based the movie on a situation which happened to him as a youth.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Benji's Mother:Benji, what are you doing there?
Benzi:Baking a cake.
Benji's Mother:Turn that radio down immediatly, do you think you live alone?
Benzi:Ah, stop your nagging.
Benji's Mother:Don't talk to me like that, better remember I'm your mother.
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Movie Connections:
Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back SeatSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The First Teen Sex Comedy, 3 August 2015
Author: victorinps-57662 from United States

I recently found out that Lemon Popsicle is considered to be the world's first teen sex comedy. It helped start all those ones in the 1980s like Porky's. Anyways Lemon Popsicle if anything is more of a drama with a few comedic moments. If you know this you will enjoy the film more.

Lemon Popsicle stars Yifatch Kitzur as Benji the nice guy, Jonathan Sagall is the good looking one who plays Bobby, and Zachi Noy plays Hughie the Fat one who honestly is just there for comedic relief.

One day a beautiful new girl named Niki moves too town and Benji immediately falls in love with her. But she likes Bobby just because he is better looking. Eventually Bobby gets Niki pregnant and when he finds out he wants nothing to do with her. And Benji being the nice guy pays for Niki's abortion and takes care of her. She invites him to her 18th birthday party and she is in the arms of Bobby leading Benji to be very sad in the end.

I definitely recommend this film it is very relatable and realistic.

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