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Strangers in Paradise (1984)

| Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Mesmerist Jonathan Sage escapes Nazi Germany via a cryogenic tube. In the 1980s, a group of Fascist Americans thaw him out, hoping to use him as a way to rid their community of homosexuals,... See full summary »

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Jonathan Sage / Hitler
Ken Letner ...
Thom Jones ...
Larry Larkin
Cliff Brisbois ...
Ratcliffe
Paul Murray ...
Dr. Tulip
Gloria McCord ...
Irma
Ann Price ...
Anita
Bette Chapel ...
Helen
Evakay Favia ...
Roxanne
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M.C.
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Hooker
Ula Hedwig ...
Lesbian
Steve Adore ...
Gay Man
Rick Chaff ...
Gambler
William Pettyjohn ...
Singer of 'Hard Rock Cafe' (as Billy Pettyjohn)
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Mesmerist Jonathan Sage escapes Nazi Germany via a cryogenic tube. In the 1980s, a group of Fascist Americans thaw him out, hoping to use him as a way to rid their community of homosexuals, free-thinkers, and other "radicals." The story is interspersed with many rock dance numbers. Written by Joe Arthur <tenebrae50@hotmail.com>

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William Pettyjohn ...aka Bill Pettijohn... Was the lead singer for a Doors tribute band from Cleveland, Ohio. Moonlight Drive was acknowledged in the book "Break On Through"( by James Riordan) as one of THE best Doors tribute bands. See more »

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Everybody Rock
Written by Richard Green & Roddy Matthews
Performed by Richard Green & The Different Step
Produced by Roddy Matthews & Richard Green
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Cult Hit
20 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of a retrospective of Ulli Lommel films in Munch, Germany, back in December of 2009. I do not care much for his recent horror flicks, but this film deserves attention and acclaim. As one can see, it polarizes, lots of 9s and 10s and lots of 1-ratings. Wow! Seldom has there been a director who is that controversial. I enjoyed the camera work and the acting and the song and dance numbers, my favorite one is THE SAME OLD SONG AND DANCE, where Lommel takes a swing at the Reagan area born again Christians in America and their double standards in morals and ethics. It's a very political movie for me, yet highly entertaining. Made back in 1984, it has almost vanished. Someone should remaster this film and do a new release on DVD or put it back in the theatres where it belongs. This has the potential of becoming a cult hit like ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, I mean it. It's almost a master piece.


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