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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerry Sont ...
Melvin Purple
Lenita Psillakis ...
Gloria
Jon Finlayson ...
Burnbaum
Tina Bursill ...
Dee Tanner
Colin McEwan ...
Mr. Simpson (as Col McEwan)
Abigail ...
Mrs. Simpson
David Argue ...
Cameraman
Arianthe Galani ...
Mrs. Giannis
Graeme Blundell ...
Patsy Martin ...
Matron
Wayne Tomczyk ...
Melvin Purple, aged 3
Michael Shaw ...
Melvin Purple, aged 7
Silas Kincott ...
Melvin Purple, aged 11
Marianne Collopy ...
Miss Fosdyke
Adair Stagg ...
School crossing lady
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A shy young man is irresistible to women

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What's The Definition Of Foreplay?
5 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First there was Alvin Purple, then came Alvin Rides Again, just when you thought you'd never catch sight of the purple headed monster again, along comes Melvin Son Of Alvin or as I fondly remember it known as Foreplay.

I have to say that if it wasn't for Mark Hartley superb Not Quite Hollywood, his documentary on Ozploitation movies, I would never have realised that before Melvin there came Alvin Purple, but then again when I first saw Foreplay I was fourteen years old, and as such my hormones were just peaking, and any movie that had a whiff of T & A about it I had to watch it, granted such movies like this were released in the 1980's before the BBFC took control of the home video market and exercised their right to ruin your entertainment behind closed doors.

Released here in the U.K by that late great home video distributor Medusa Home Video, the movie's plot was very slight, Melvin discovers that he too has that same sexual charisma that his father had before him, and every woman that he comes into contact with just has to have a piece of him.

Of course all Alvin wants it to share his love with one woman, namely Gloria.

Gerry Sont, whom I can only remember from Home & Away exudes a certain charisma and breezes throughout the movie with effortless ease. Like I said the storyline is paper thin, as this is considered part of the Ozploitation package of movies that Australia churned out back in eighties.

The movie does contain one of the catchiest themes tunes ever, 'Melvin the son of Alvin, which seems to permeate throughout the movie, I did wonder back then, did the movies budget only allow for one song, that aside the movie delivers upon the promise of it's titillating artwork cover.

What the definition of Foreplay? Brace yourself for some naughty antipodean antics and enjoy this now ultra rare slice of saucy sexiness.

My rating is 6/10


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