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August 1983 (USA) See more »
Don't Miss the Stripped Down Fun and Hot Wired Action
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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
Jan Thompson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Smoot .... assistant director (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Whiteland .... gaffer
Other crew
Worth Keeter .... production advisor (as Worth Keeter III)


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Also Known As:
"American Voyeur" - USA (alternative title)
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96 min
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Extremely bizarre 80's teen comedy (which is why I kinda liked it), 7 March 2010
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

The phrase "so bad, it's good" gets thrown around way too much. A lot of movies like this one are not really THAT bad, and they're certainly not "good" in any sense of the word. But due to their very low-budgets, independent origins, and, yes, some amount of film-making ineptitude, they manage to be kind of, uh, well, different in a kind of interesting way. Although this is called "Getting It On", for instance, the two teen protagonists never do technically get around to really "getting it on". Most of the sex here actually involves the two heroes' balding, middle-age principal who they set up with a hooker, and the principal's sexy daughter who is involved with one of the protagonist's older brother.

The main protagonist, "Alex" (Martin Yost), is a video voyeur who uses early 80's video technology to spy on all the neighbor girls, including the pretty new-girl-next-door (Heather Kennedy) , who he also openly romances at the same time, and who somehow doesn't find his voyeurism the least bit creepy at all. However, when his best friend,"Nick", an orphan who lives with his older brother is in danger of being sent to a juvenile hall (for stealing a porno magazine!), he decides to take action by using his video equipment. In perhaps the weirdest scene in this weird movie, the protagonist, his friend, and the friend's brother--in order to put their crackpot plan into action--sneak into a local community costume party all dressed as Ku Klux KLANSMAN(!) and nobody even NOTICES!! I don't know if this is wry subversive genius or complete ineptitude on the part of the filmmakers, but it sure is different.

Of course, there is a smattering of female nudity involving the principal's daughter, and some neighborhood girls who are having a slumber party that turns into a sexy topless pillow fight (as girls' slumber parties invariably do). The two protagonists also spend a lot of time watching the girls' P.E. class, who wear VERY short gym shorts and seem to do A LOT of stretching. But what I really liked about this movie was it's sheer indie weirdness. I don't mean "indie" in the pretentious modern-day sense--most modern-day "indie" films are actually backed by Hollywood--I mean these old, truly independent exploitation films made by Middle American regional filmmakers who would never come anywhere NEAR legitimate Hollywood, and really had a COMPLETELY different sensibility. Anyway, if you like this movie, also check out another very bizarro early 80's teen comedy called "Incoming Freshman".

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