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Gums (1976)

X  |   |  Adult, Comedy, Fantasy  |  9 November 1976 (USA)
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A killer nympho mermaid with an oral fixation prowls the ocean waters, devouring - up to a point - any man unlucky enough to be swimming naked.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brother Theodore ...
Captain Carl Clitoris
Terri Hall ...
Mermaid
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Dr. Sy Smegma (as Richard Lair)
Jody Maxwell ...
Miss Mayhem
Crystal Sync ...
Dora Coxswain (as Rachel McCallister)
Paul Styles ...
Sheriff Rooster Coxswain
Ian Morley ...
Mayor Ike White
Mark Carvel ...
Father Tim / Father Kevin (as Marc Carvel)
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Norm Gingold
Edward Krane ...
Lance Sterling (as Ed Krane)
Ras Kean ...
Deputy Dick
Michael Sullivan ...
The Secret Weapon
Steve Kraus ...
Brother Sam
Leroy ...
Stable Inspector
Rick ...
Paper Boy
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A killer nympho mermaid with an oral fixation prowls the ocean waters, devouring - up to a point - any man unlucky enough to be swimming naked.

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Guaranteed to get you back into the water

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Adult | Comedy | Fantasy

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Actor Paul Styles' character "Sheriff Rooster Cockswain" (the correct spelling) is a takeoff on the John Wayne character name "Rooster Cogburn". See more »

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The film's on-screen credits list actor Paul Styles' character as being "Sheriff Rooster Coxswain". In fact, the character's name is "Sheriff Rooster Cockswain" (spelled that way) as seen written on the back of the character's jacket. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Thar She Blows
Written by Sam Cohen
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Hilariously Vulgar Parody of JAWS
6 May 2005 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

I bought a copy of this long out-of-print movie on the old Adult Video Corporation (AVC) label for a tidy sum just to get a hold of it un-censored. The box and tape were still in very nice condition despite being manufactured long ago (in 1979).

I watched GUMS right after receiving it in the mail and was "treated" to a insane parody of JAWS featuring horny puppets, a Mermaid who blows men to death (and in one case sticks her head out of a toilet) and a Nazi lunatic played by Brother Theodore who volunteers to capture the Mermaid for oil wells instead of money. Theodore has the "Captain Quint" role in this exercise in sea-going vulgarity. Richard Bolla looks a lot like Richard Dreyfuss and carries around a blonde blow-up doll for amusement. You must see this movie to disbelieve it. Lots of underwater photography of the naked mermaid (Terri Hall) swimming around, but watch out for those lust-mad puppets! Long-delayed edit here: The 'AVC' version of the movie does not have the cartoony stuff obscuring the h/c action, of which there really isn't much of.


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