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Release Date:
August 1983 (USA) See more »
It's the funniest, sexiest, craziest comedy around!!! See more »
An ordinary sex-starved teenager and his friends start secretly video recording high school girls and their activity irks the community, as well as their principal. | Add synopsis »
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Martin Yost ... Alex Carson
Heather Kennedy ... Sally Clark
Jeff Edmond ... Nicholas Byers
Kathy Brickmeier ... Marilyn White
Mark Alan Ferri ... Richard Byers
C.K. Bibby ... Mr. White (as Charles King Bibby)

Terry Loughlin ... Mr. Carson
Caroline McDonald ... Mrs. Carson
Sue Satoris ... Mrs. White
Kim Saunders ... Prostitute
Dan Thompson ... Chuck Sugar
Peggy Van Dyke ... Hostess
Amrita Bost ... Nude Girl with Flamethrower
Tim Bost ... Reverend Hargus

Steve Boles ... Store Customer
Mark Alton Rose ... Ricky Schramm (as Mark Rose)
John Rudy ... Blimp Pilot
Buzz Atwood ... Party Guest
Allison Pitts ... Party Guest
Larry Barry ... Party Guest
Bill Jones ... Party Guest
Jack Davis ... Party Guest
Mary Featherston ... Party Guest / Girl Reading Dictionary
Fred Stevenson ... Mr. Steptoe
Steve Fleming ... Chuck's Friend
Mark Hannah ... Guy with Lighter
David Rudisill ... Street People
Sheila Rudisill ... Street People
Cindy Balinger Brinkley ... Street People
Pete Wallace ... Street People
Patty Blackwell ... Girl Reading Dictionary
William Olsen ... Cartoon Voice (voice)
Gina Sain ... Cartoon Voice / Secretary
Willie Thompson ... Cartoon Voice (voice)
Steve Smith ... Video Store Clerk
Paul Assion ... Convenience Store Clerk
Art Gerard ... Alex's Friend
Steve Robinson ... Alex's Friend
Todd Gorelick ... Alex's Friend

Steve Howard ... Mr. Harris the Neighbor
Suzan Greene ... College Girl in Dorm
Brenda Jarrott ... College Girl in Dorm
Denise Linville ... College Girl in Dorm
Marion Roberson ... College Girl in Dorm
Berit Anderson ... Girls' Track Team
Catherine Dale ... Girls' Track Team
Linda Hodges ... Girls' Track Team
Gena Miller ... Girls' Track Team
Jackie Mullins ... Girls' Track Team
Libby Robinson ... Girls' Track Team
Corrine Sral ... Girls' Track Team
Ralph Connor Jr. ... Coach
The Late Bronze Age ... Party Band
Robert McMillan ... Thief at Party
Bryan Elsom ... Taxi Driver
Aaron Lewis ... Satellite Dish Installer
Bill Biggs ... Nude Man in Mask
Fran Taylor ... Librarian
Jevon Morris ... Boy with Radio
John Tucker ... Irate Driver

Directed by
William Olsen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Olsen  writer

Produced by
William Olsen .... producer
Michael Rothschild .... executive producer
Phil Smoot .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ricky Keller 
Cinematography by
Austin McKinney 
Film Editing by
William Olsen 
Production Management
Amy McGary .... production coordinator
Jan Thompson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Smoot .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Rhoda E. Neal .... property master (as Rhoda Neal)
Sound Department
Michel Carton .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Austin McKinney .... special monitor effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Cely .... lighting: second unit
Randy Whiteland .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Lawrence Mischel .... negative matching
Other crew
Paul Assion .... production assistant
Susan Bumbarger .... location liaison
Barbara Dixon .... additional dialogue
Worth Keeter .... production advisor (as Worth Keeter III)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"American Voyeur" - USA (alternative title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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Did You Know?

It took William Olsen a year to raise the money needed to make this movie.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Boom microphone shadow visible on wall when the boys are watching the videotape in a room at school.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Magnum, P.I." (1980)See more »
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2 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
As dull as a film can be, 5 August 2004
Author: anxietyresister from United Kingdom

How can someone make a 90 minute feature and still end up with absolutely nothing? The answer lies within the confines of the tape of this (thankfully very rare) so-called "sex comedy" which jettisoned both claims to such an extent it should be prosecuted under the False Claims act. Supposedly about a high school boy who gets state of the art video equipment (for 1983) to spy on his sexy female next door neighbour getting undressed, it actually abandons this sick but promising premise about half-way through in favour of a myriad of sub-plots about five uninteresting character's love-lives. Unfortunately this plays out as all talk and no action, so skin fans will be bored out of their skulls, and everybody else will be tearing their hair out at the amateurish acting and the extreme slow pace of the movie. So to sum up then, a film for no-one. Right, back to the video store we go.. 2/10

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