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Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)

Storie di ordinaria follia (original title)
Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Charles Serking
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Cass
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Vera
Tanya Lopert ...
Vicky
Roy Brocksmith ...
Barman
Katya Berger ...
Girl on beach
Hope Cameron ...
Hotel proprietor
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Widow
Patrick Hughes ...
Pimp
Wendy Welles ...
Runaway
Stratton Leopold ...
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Anthony Pitillo
Jay Julien
Peter Jarvis
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Jean-Paul Boucher
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Storyline

After a lecture where a poem is read out to a group of bored students, the alcoholic and sex addicted poet, Charles Serking, meets a young girl backstage. Then he travels to Los Angeles, and has sex with bizarre women. When Charles meets the gorgeous self-destructive prostitute Cass in a bar, he finds his soul mate and falls in love for her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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11 September 1981 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A hétköznapi őrület meséi  »

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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Cass: Why?
Charles Serking: Yeah, why?
Cass: Because I want to fuck you. I want to be fucked until I have nothing left for the others. Nothing!
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Smile Away The Rain
Written by R. & M. Berardi
(r) Mureo Music Pub
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America that was not shown by the americans
6 January 2000 | by (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

If you are a conservative or weak of stomach, just forget this film. But if you are a true fan of Charles Bukowski, forget "Barfly" and attend this film. A deeply trip to human nature, you will find a Los Angeles that Hollywood does not show. Ugly, fat, drunks, dirty , insane people and other characters that only a European director as Marco Ferreri would have courage to bring.

Ben Gazzara does a very good drunk poet (he would be better if he had a bigger belly) and Ornella Muti is divine as usual. Forget all the idiots who felt bothered with the reality shown by the film and enjoy.


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