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August 1983 (USA) See more »
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A terrible amateur comedy that is devoid of laughter, as well as racy sex. See more (9 total) »


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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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A terrible amateur comedy that is devoid of laughter, as well as racy sex., 7 October 2001
Author: joseppi-2 from Painted Post

GETTING IT ON bills itself as a typical promiscuous sex comedy and fails miserably. It is a painfully amateur production with a cast of no-names that tend to make a viewer cringe every time they open their mouths. The cast is lead by Martin Yost, who plays Alex, a teen-age Peeping Tom who decides to turn his perverted pastime into a money-making scheme. His father blindly agrees to give his son the $4000 to start a security surveillance business, which Alex can then use as an excuse to spy on other people, presumably "in the act". The father is unbelievably naive. It would have helped if the father was more suspicious of what his son was doing with all this expensive equipment. As for the "peep" sequences, they are far and few in the film and lack imagination for what the film is trying to advertise. No new ground is broken here.

There is no drive to the film. It is dull and the actors just seem to be going through the motions. That and the director tries to use two different sequences in which an actor pulls a gun on someone else as a surprise comedic effect, which is a lousy attempt at cheap laughs. The film weighs in at about 90 minutes, and by 90 minutes it's too long! Don't bother with this one. Try PORKY'S or MISCHIEF instead.

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