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

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Director:
Writers:
Boaz Davidson (written by) &
Eli Tavor (written by)
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Release Date:
1978 (Israel) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
L'an holchim kshamisiba nigmira? (Where do you go when the party's over?)
Plot:
Three friends live their lives in the 1950's each searching for someone to love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
IN TOTAL AGREEMENT - ONE OF THE GREATEST MOVIES EVER MADE See more (12 total) »

Cast

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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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Runtime:
95 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:R18+ | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Israel:18 | Netherlands:12 (original rating) | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The director claims he based the movie on a situation which happened to him as a youth.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Yudale:[about Girls] They ain't virgins, you can tell by the way they walk, ain't that so Bobby?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Ciao, ciao bambinaSee more »

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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
IN TOTAL AGREEMENT - ONE OF THE GREATEST MOVIES EVER MADE, 3 August 2001
Author: annualman from Hull, England

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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