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Hot Summer in the City (1976)

A gang of black militants kidnap a white virgin, hold her hostage and ravish her.

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Lisa Baker ...
Debby
Bruce Darcy ...
Bill Evans
Linda Hoffman ...
Debby's Mother
Dan Timens ...
Mr. Grover
Bill Murphy ...
Mr. Evans
Duke Johnson ...
Shorty Roberts ...
Shorty
Stitch Umbas ...
Stitch
Coke Cain ...
Coke
Tony Rizzi ...
The Man
Black Orchid ...
Jody
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A gang of black militants kidnap a white virgin, hold her hostage and ravish her.

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Adult | Crime | Thriller

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14 July 1976 (USA)  »

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Director Gail Palmer got the idea for this film from a college paper she had written. See more »

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Duke: Forgot somethin'...
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Summer in the City
(uncredited)
Written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
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Cool cats, looking for a kitty.
11 July 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Virginal, god-fearing beauty Debby (Lisa Baker) returns home after a date with her fiancé to discover her mother engaged in a three way. Understandably shocked, Lisa flees into the night, only to be kidnapped by a gang of black militants who make her their sex slave.

"Summer In The City" (The Lovin' Spoonful), "Light My Fire" (The Doors), The "Good Vibrations" (Beach Boys), "Everlasting Love" (Carl Carlton), "I Can't Help Myself" (The Four Tops)—just a few of the classic pop/rock hits that appear without the artists' or record labels' permission on the soundtrack for Hot Summer In The City, the 'roughie' that Quentin Tarantino once called "The Greatest Porno Ever".

With its retro soundtrack, impressive 70s poster art, cool blaxploitation trappings, stunning female lead, gritty audio and grainy video, and explosive violence—and especially considering its overall obscurity—its not difficult to understand how QT would go gaga for Hot Summer In The City, but to be honest, the film really isn't deserving of such high praise: the envelope isn't pushed far enough to satisfy roughie addicts, and I imagine that most exploitation fans will soon get bored by the endless nookie and lack of retribution (I was hoping and praying that Debby would eventually get all 'One-Eye' on her captors; instead, she happily accepts her role as honky ho).


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