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Driving through New York City in his Sexmobile, Dr. Harrison Rogers of the Bureau of Sexological Investigation... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Alan Abel ... Dr. Rogers

Buck Henry ... Dr. Louise Manos

Marshall Efron ... Vince Domino

Holly Woodlawn ... Herself

Robert Downey Sr. ... Himself (as Robert Downey)
Jim Moran ... Dr. Elevenike
Rubin Carson ... Himself
Earle Doud ... Merkin the Magician
Lawrence Wolf ... Sexbowl Announcer / Seance Spirit (as Larry Wolf)
James Dixon ... Richard M. Nixon (as Jim Dixon)
Roger Diamond ... Attorney (as Roger Jon Diamond)
Iris Brooks ... Breast Development Student
Ron Saunders ... Clinic Doctor
Alan Rinzler ... Clinic Doctor
George Allison ... Clinic Doctor
Evelyn Jones ... Clinic Nurse
Jeanne Abel ... Clinic Nurse
Lynn Dickson ... Clinic Nurse
Eric Edwards ... Clinic Patient (as Robb Everett)
Susan Lasky ... Clinic Patient
Chris Jordan ... Clinic Patient (as Kathy Everett)
David Jett ... Clinic Patient
Gordon Metcalfe ... Clinic Patient
Herb Levy ... Clinic Patient
Fran Lopate ... Clinic Patient
Cornelius Frizell ... Clinic Patient
Janet Banzet ... Clinic Patient
James Auchincloss ... Clinic Patient
Jim Worth ... Clinic Patient
Helen Ludlam ... Clinic Patient
William J. Moran ... Clinic Patient
Murray Farr ... Clinic Patient
John McGrath ... Clinic Patient
Vostok ... Clinic Patient
T. Anthony ... Himself (as Dr. T. Anthony)
Michael Rothschild ... Student
Joy Shefter ... Student
Milt Shefter ... Student
Marjorie Held ... Student
Judith Harvey-Smith ... Student
Norman Lewis Smith ... Student
George J. Manos ... Student (as George Manos)
George Carter ... Social Director
Irene Collins ... Girl on Raft
Jill Melody ... 1st Violin
Molly Larson ... 2nd Violin
Lynette Binks ... Viola
Marjorie Horne ... Cello
David Griffith ... Knight
Elizabeth Griffith ... Lady
Robert Barry ... Blacksmith

James Randi ... Seance Medium
Sally Demay ... Seance Sitter (as Sally De May)
Wolf Landsman ... Seance Sitter
Courtney Lane ... Seance Sitter
Martial Romaine ... Seance Sitter
Bill Feingold ... Porno Theatre Audience
Jon Oppenheim ... Porno Theatre Audience
Ferguson Robertson ... Porno Theatre Audience
Jennifer Welles ... Merkin's Assistant
Helen G. Ross ... Magic Act Contestant
Tina Russell ... Magic Act Contestant
Lisa Maria ... Magic Act Contestant
Lauri Rhodes ... Magic Act Contestant
Steve Adams ... Magic Act Contestant
Stuart Miller ... Magic Act Contestant
Barton Heyman ... Brad Barlow

Mary Elaine Monti ... Sue
Stephanie Skura ... Debbie
John Bottoms ... Cameraman
Peter Meyerson ... Panelist
Stanley Cohen ... Panelist

K.C. Townsend ... Couple on Table
Harry Bangel ... Couple on Table
Cynthia Mitchell ... Sex Bowl Contestant
Joseph Leahy ... Sex Bowl Contestant
Martha Whitehead ... Sex Bowl Contestant
John Mills ... Sex Bowl Contestant
Barbara Grace ... Sex Bowl Contestant
Anthony Sacco ... Sex Bowl Contestant
Linda Maassen ... Sex Bowl Contestant
Kevin Andre ... Sex Bowl Contestant (as Carter Courtney Jr.)
Ulla Etterman ... Sex Bowl Contestant
Joseph Barnaba ... Sex Bowl Contestant
Joseph Peck ... Referee
Marji Yablon ... Water Girl
Nancy Zemel ... Girl from Audience
Bob Traynor ... Policeman
Elspeth Leacock ... Dr. Elevenike's Assistant
Mary Thompson ... Dr. Elevenike's Assistant
Mary Jane Whellan ... Balcony Couple
Kevin Kamis ... Balcony Couple
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rita Bennett ... Bambi Ferguson - Magic Show Volunteer (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Mink Stole ... Dominatrix (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Abel 
Jeanne Abel 
Writing credits
Jeanne Abel (written by) &
Alan Abel (written by)

Buck Henry  uncredited

Produced by
Alan Abel .... producer
Jeanne Abel .... producer
Michael Rothschild .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Arthur Albert 
Gerald Cotts 
Film Editing by
Jeanne Abel 
Production Management
Ronald Nealy .... production manager
Sound Department
Charlie Barecca .... sound
Pat Dorn .... sound
Roy S. Friedman .... sound mixer: Reeves Sound Studios
Michael Rothschild .... sound
Joe Sherer .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Collins .... lighting technician
Tony Donovan .... lighting technician
Art Greenspun .... lighting technician
Roger Rosenfeld .... still photographer
Jerry Tobias .... still photographer
Music Department
George Carter .... director: nudist dance band
Norman Forrest .... leader: Merkin pit band
Tony Makas .... conductor: opera orchestra
Other crew
George Allison .... production staff
Marjorie Horne .... production staff
Evelyn Jones .... assistant to producer
Steve Paraskevas .... production staff
Mardie Schoff .... production staff
Bronwen Sennish .... production staff
Robert Rosinek .... special thanks: director, Museum of Erotic Art
Terry Ryan .... acknowledgment: Sex Bowl suggested by
Arnie Silverman .... acknowledgment: tandem couple suggested by
Diane Stone .... special thanks
Donald Stone .... special thanks
Ronald Swartz .... special thanks (as Dr. Ronald Swartz)
Fred Sweda .... special thanks
Alan Williams .... special thanks
Nancy Williams .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Is There Love After Death" - USA (alternative title)
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102 min (original version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
USA:X | USA:R (re-rating)

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Very, very uneven and mostly unfunny., 28 November 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Is There Sex After Death" is a tongue-in-cheek look at sex and attitudes about sex that was released in 1971. While the episodic film is X-rated and features a lot of frank nudity, it is a mostly unsexy (aside from the Sex Olympics bit) film and if you are looking for sexual gratification, you could do a lot better. Sadly, however, if you are looking for comedy, you could also do a lot better--which is REALLY sad since the film is meant to be a comedy. The narrator, Dr. Rogers (actually, Alan Abel himself) talks about a wide range of normal and bizarre sexual behaviors and occasionally shows naked people engaging in a few of these acts.

"Is There Sex After Death?" is certainly not the sort of film I usually watch or review. However, I recently saw a wonderful documentary called "Abel Raises Cain" and it is about the hilarious life of Alan Abel--the man who, along with his wife, wrote, produced and directed "Is There Sex After Death?". I was so captivated with the true stories about Abel's many practical jokes and deliberate hoaxes on the American public, I decided to find this comedy. Unfortunately, while I liked the idea of "Is There Sex After Death?", the end result was just dreadful. The biggest problems were that the film was extremely uneven and never once did the film manage to maintain any momentum. So, when on rare instances when the film DID make me laugh, these were very, very few and far between. I think much of this is because the film was so disjoint and poorly written. A well written film that makes fun of sex or attitudes about sex would have been welcomed--the dry and unfunny bits in "Is There Sex After Death?" were not.

I assume when this film debuted back in the early 70s that it must have been shocking or controversial. However, today it seems relatively tame and dated.

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