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Lunch Wagon (1981)

Three women start a lunch wagon business but run into stiff resistance from their competitor Mr. Schmeckler: their presence is interfering with some sort of illegal activity he's involved ... See full summary »

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Marcy (as Pamela Bryant)
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Shannon
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Diedre
Rick Podell ...
Al Schmeckler
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Biff
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The Turtle
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Mrs. Schmeckler
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Arnie
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Sunshine
Vic Dunlop ...
Ralph
Anthony Charnota ...
Herman
George Memmoli ...
Andy
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Danny Death
Nels Van Patten ...
Scotty
Maurice Sneed ...
Ben
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Three women start a lunch wagon business but run into stiff resistance from their competitor Mr. Schmeckler: their presence is interfering with some sort of illegal activity he's involved in. While Schmeckler busies himself trying to sabotage their wagon, the women are busy falling in love with construction guys and rock musicians. Two bumbling diamond thieves create complications for both sides. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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September 1981 (USA)  »

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Both Pamela Jean Bryant and Rosanne Katon became Playmate of the Month and posed for Playboy magazine in 1978. See more »

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The boom microphone can be seen in the lower left-hand corner of the frame when the rival lunch wagon crew complains about the girls stealing their business. See more »


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Written and Performed by Bobby Paine and Larson Paine
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Nice little movie with a twist
9 December 2011 | by (San francisco) – See all my reviews

Despise the presence of a bunch of Van Pattens (a stalwart of a lot of these teen-hijinks flicks), this is a pretty decent run-of-the-mill teen-exploitation flick. The big twist being the fact that ex-Frank Zappa drummer Tony Bozzio and his wonderfully beautiful wife at the time, Dale Bozzio (of previous Joe's Garage, Hustler, and Playboy fame), she of the squeaky voice and large talents, are both in the movie. The band, US Drag is credited, and they play the title track "Lunch Wagon Girls," Mental Hopscotch," and "Walking in LA". They of course were really Missing Persons. Not sure if they hadn't come up with the Missing Persons band name yet (MUCH better than US Drag), or if they were hiding the fact that they were in the movie in the first place (not sure why), but I remember seeing this on some late-night channel around 1988, hearing the songs, and thinking what the hell is Terry Bozzio doing in this?


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