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Writers:
Chuck Vincent (screenplay) &
Bill Slobodian (screenplay)
Release Date:
30 October 1980 (Netherlands) See more »
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Faith is a struggling cateress trying to support herself and her loser boyfriend, Al. At a social function... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kelly Nichols ... Faith
Roger Caine ... Al
Gloria Leonard ... Mrs. Tillman

Randy West ... Scott
Erica Eaton ... Doris
Pat Finnegan ... Gertie (as Patricia Dale)
Kurt Mann ... Butler
Richard Victor ... Studio Stage Manager

Ron Jeremy ... Television Announcer
Ashley Moore ... Newscaster (as Steve Tucker)
Ron Hudd ... Salvadore
Nick Romano ... Carlo Bozzini
Kandi Barbour ... Carlo's Girl (as Kandy Barbour)
Adam De Haven ... Count Balducci
Jack Wrangler ... Jeffrey Towers
Jake Teague ... Senator Fleet
Molly Malone ... Madam Claudine
George Payne ... Igor Moskovskaya
Samantha Fox ... Swedish Girl #1
Merle Michaels ... Swedish Girl #2

Directed by
Chuck Vincent 
 
Writing credits
Chuck Vincent (screenplay) &
Bill Slobodian (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Sumner .... executive producer
Chuck Vincent .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Larry Revene (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chuck Vincent  (as Martha Ubell)
 
Art Direction by
Uzi Parnes 
 
Costume Design by
Alexis Del Lago  (as Alexis Blassini)
 
Makeup Department
Jean Carballo .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Bud .... production manager: Europe
Billy S. Schaeffer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Slobodian .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Francois Buond .... sound: Europe
Peter Penguin .... sound: East Coast
Billy Richards .... sound: East Coast
Bobbi Short .... sound: West Coast
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Allen .... gaffer: West Coast
John Peter Anthony .... best boy: Europe
Henri Havana .... assistant camera: East Coast
Carl Levine .... best boy: West Coast
Kevin Michaels .... assistant camera: West Coast
Mark Monte .... key grip: West Coast
Craig Nelson .... gaffer: East Coast
Marco Nero .... still photographer
Hiram Neville .... grip: Europe
Miles Strassner .... key grip: East Coast
Chuck Vincent .... assistant camera: Europe (as Felix Miguel Arroyo)
Chuck Vincent .... gaffer: Europe (as Vincent Dingley)
James Wilberger .... best boy: East Coast (as Jim Wilburger)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Bud .... assistant editor: East Coast
Pat Finnegan .... assistant editor: East Coast
Uzi Parnes .... assistant editor: East Coast
 
Other crew
Steve Allen .... production assistant: West Coast
John Christopher .... script supervisor
John Ferguson .... production assistant: East Coast
Mary Marvin .... production assistant: East Coast
Arlene O'Neill .... production assistant: West Coast
Kirsten Olaf .... production assistant: Europe
Ursula Silvanus .... production assistant: Europe
 

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90 min
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References MisBehavin' (1978)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fool's Gold, 21 June 2010
Author: Dries Vermeulen (geert.claeys100@hotmail.com) from Brugge, Belgium

One of the late Chuck Vincent's most acclaimed efforts, this is aimed directly at the easily impressed as glossy production values completely overwhelm the brief to the point of perfunctory sex scenes. Never keen to rain on anyone's parade, as well as a fan and past defendant of the director, I have deliberately refrained from reviewing this film until I had the opportunity to see it at least once more, hoping to change my mind and realize that I had been way too harsh in my assessment.

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to experience BON APPETIT the way Chuck and his loyal lover as well as contributing screenwriter Bill Slobodian (who sadly succumbed to an AIDS-related illness a few years before he did) originally intended, on the big screen at the Brussels ABC theater, Belgium's last remaining 35mm screening adult cinema, the downside being that my initial gut feeling has been proved right.

Hauling cast and crew all over the US as well as various European countries like France, Italy and Germany, though traveling in coach as DoP Larry Revene has confirmed (remember, we're talking Hollywood's deformed kid brother here), Vincent displayed a level of expenditure the adult industry had not yet borne witness to. To keep costs under control, he simultaneously shot a second feature using much the same people and locations, the wholly unpretentious and - perhaps as a result - considerably more enjoyable THAT LUCKY STIFF.

An affectionate tribute to such globe-trotting Rom-Com's of the '50s and '60s like Jean Negulesco's THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN, it's the sole film in Vincent's body of work that's immediately indicative of his well-documented out 'n' proud flamboyance in real life, akin to the Amero brothers' equally gay BLONDE AMBITION. The plot is pure Joan Crawford rags to riches saga with lowly waitress Faith (Kelly Nichols making her adult film debut) stumbling across an opportunity to escape her layabout boyfriend (an all too convincingly sleazy Roger Caine) when she overhears wealthy publisher Mrs. Tillman (then High Society editor in chief Gloria Leonard in a non-sex performance mirroring life) promising a quarter of a million dollar to any woman who succeeds in bedding the world's ten greatest lovers in 50 days.

With initially reluctant photographer Scott (Randy West) in tow, to document her conquests, Faith takes off on a trip around the world, successfully seducing each legendary Lothario. These include TV anchor man Ashley Moore in a funny diving under the news desk bit, American painter in Paris Ron Hudd (incidentally, also a real life painter supplementing his income doing porn), Hollywood heart throb Jack Wrangler and Washington senator Jake Teague visiting a porno palace playing Vincent's JACK 'N' JILL ! Ample travelogue footage seriously slights the sex, most of which feels rushed with Wrangler's appearance in particular amounting to little more than a blink and you've missed it cameo.

Hands down hottest number has Kelly mistakenly pressed into duty as a nude model for artist Hudd, turning him on with a graphic description of a torrid threesome she's supposedly enjoyed with another painter and model, a precursor to her show-stopping soliloquy in Vincent's subsequent and superior GAMES WOMEN PLAY. By contrast, the Fire Island poolside orgy's as listless as they come, the director always having shown precious little interest in group action.

With a cameraman of Revene's pedigree peering through the lens, the movie obviously looks great with fuzzy warm hues embellishing each scene and Vincent's editing keeps the flick moving at break-neck speed making for occasionally effective comedy while nipping any genuine eroticism in the bud for this would require a more thoughtful and measured approach. Film probably played better in its watered down cable version of yore. Naysayers frequently accused Chuck's movies of being soft on sex. Unfortunately, this is one occasion where I feel forced to concur.

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