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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Pretty standard soft-core sexploitation fare

6/10
Author: Woodyanders (Woodyanders@aol.com) from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left
16 August 2007

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Naive boxer Johnny (amiable lunkhead Steve Hodge) gets ruthlessly pushed around by his greedy and mean-spirited manager Sammy Beal (essayed with suitably slimy aplomb by John Tull), who in turn is having problems with nefarious mobster Louie (a nicely sleazy Fred Finkleloffe). Veteran trash skinflick director Bethal Buckalew relates the sordid story at a plodding pace, but fortunately crams this schlock with more than enough gratuitous nudity and sizzling soft-core sex to make this junk a perfectly agreeable diversion. The exquisitely busty'n'lusty Uschi Digard steams up the screen by engaging in scorching hot raunchy sex with Sammy in a swimming pool. The ever-adorable Rene Bond likewise heats things up as a lovely hooker Sammy first terrorizes before doing just what you think with. Leggy and statuesque brunette knockout Mirka Madnadrazsky as the enticing Lisa may not be much of an actress, but she sure looks mighty tasty in the buff. The bluesy theme song provides a solid belly laugh. Ditto the surprise downbeat ending. The acting ain't much, although the always reliable George "Buck" Flower contributes a typically funny and robust turn as affably rundown and stuttering past-his-prime trainer Benny Bravo. Overall nothing special, but reasonably enjoyable fare for fans of this type of undemanding drive-in swill.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

an adult movie about boxing that's down for the count

6/10
Author: john22900 from United States
4 February 2007

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SPOILER ALERT! The manager of the boxer in this movie is a first class jerk. In fact, he's such an a**hole that you want him to get pummeled to death long before the climax.

Of course, the boxer in this movie is extremely naive so maybe he kind of deserved to be taken advantage of.

The only good thing about this movie is Uschi Digard whose brief opening appearance and seduction by the boxer's manager by a swimming pool is the only worthwhile scene in the entire movie. Uschi, as always, and in all of her movies, is hot and looks absolutely gorgeous! Actually you kind of wish that Uschi winds up with the boxer at the end but what actually happens to the boxer at the end remains kind of up in the air. I guess the filmmakers wanted to leave that up to the audience's imagination.

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8 out of 24 people found the following review useful:

Why do I even bother watching "Something Weird" DVDs?? Am I this masochistic??

1/10
Author: movieman_kev from United States
24 February 2005

Everyone seems to conspire against a very naive hayseed of a boxer. But the plot is once again secondary to sex. Sadly the sex to plot ratio in this Harry Novak produced film is off-kilter and not in a good way. Uschi Digard does longer and better screnntime than she did in "The Godson", but that's the only thing good about this film that I can truly think of. The theme song sucks as much as the "Squirm" theme song by the way. It also comes paired with the movie "The Godson" on the Something Weird DVD.

My Grade: F

DVD Extras: Short Subjects: "I, Uschi" and "Uschi meets Dracula; Gallery of Exploitation art; Gallery of exploitation photos; Theatrical Trailer; Trailers for "The Godson", "Bust Out", "Fugitive Girls", "The Mafia Gang", "The Manhandlers", "Prison Girls", "A Scream in the Streets", and "Up your Valley"

Easter Egg: "Tittilated Tex"

Trailer Eye Candy: Rene Bond, Usci Digard, Mirka Madnadraszky, and Terri Johnson

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