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Storie di ordinaria follia (1981)

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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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)  »

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A hétköznapi őrület meséi  »

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Charles Serking: [voiceover] Waiting on the next tumble of the days I made Venice Beach with a six-pack and hit the jackpot when I spotted this blond number. She was that rare kind who gives you an instant hard-on. All sexual sleeze with an ass like a wild animal. My kind of game. She was radiating heat, putting out signals and I was hooked. I followed her. What the hell else could I do? My blood was up...
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Referenced in La derniere enigme (1982) See more »

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Smile Away The Rain
Written by R. & M. Berardi
(r) Mureo Music Pub
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Madness is your destiny...
14 February 2015 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

It's a sad and melancholic story about a promising writer, CHARLES SERKING (played by Ben Gazzara), who has a terrible addiction to alcoholism. His life is a constant adventure through the borders of sanity, but he never cares when he's in the end of the line, crossing the edge of madness. He lives in a permanent rush for alcohol and sex, to satisfy his instinct. When he meets a young and beautiful prostitute – beautiful as an angel in his words – called CASS (Ornella Muti) his life won't change, because she's also a lost soul, a girl which injuries herself! It's in this mood of extreme depression and madness that this story goes until a tragic end. But then, comes redemption and a new beginning, with a new angel...


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