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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Spencer ...
Rizotti
John Moser ...
Detective O'Mara
Sandra Peabody ...
Gwen
Anne Gaybis ...
Sunny
Marlene Kallevig ...
Mrs. Rizotti
Brother Theodore ...
Theodore
Chris Jordan ...
Rosie (as Kathie Everett)
Arlana Blue ...
2nd Murdered Girl
Ellen Pauwels ...
3rd Murdered Girl
Mercedes Ragusa ...
4th Murdered Girl
David Kerman ...
The Preacher
Wings Wilson ...
Panhandler
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Mr. Creepy
Bill Buck ...
The Killer
Louis Ragusa ...
Manager
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A deranged and ferocious killer terrorizes the red light district of Times Square in New York City by savagely bumping off the lovely young ladies who work at massage parlors located throughout the area. It's up to grouchy veteran detective Rizotti and his more cheerful younger partner O'Mara to figure out the maniac's identity and apprehend the fiend before he strikes again. Written by Woodyanders

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Theodore: Creatures of twilight and illusion, we drift and drift towards our unknown ends. And that's why I feel the best thing is not to be born. But who is as lucky as that?
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In the first credit that comes up, "A Cinamid Film Production", the word film is misspelled "flim". See more »

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Woo hoo! First review for this title!
15 July 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Massage Parlor Hookers" (otherwise known as "Massage Parlor Murders!") is something of a disappointment, promising more titillation and trash than it ultimately delivers, so exploitation fanatics are advised not to get their hopes up too high before viewing it. It doesn't even show off that much female flesh. Even the one sex scene is rather tastefully done. The movie is very crude, yet undeniably it's so incredibly amusing at times that this helps to keep the rating fairly high.

Detectives Rizotti (George Spencer) and O'Mara (John Moser) are on the trail of a ghoul slaughtering the young lovelies who work in NYC's massage parlors. For Rizotti, it's personal: one of the victims, Rosie (soft core / hard core pro Chris Jordan) was a favourite of his. And O'Mara gets close and personal with Rosie's roommate Gwen (Sandra Peabody of "The Last House on the Left" '72).

Choppily edited and graced with a very loud, yet enjoyable music score, this movie does offer some entertainment. It can boast one good car chase in which the person doing the pursuing is clad only in a towel, a series of tacky murders including death by stabbing, a face smashed into a mirror, and acid poured over a lady's body, a memorable WTF moment where the detectives watch a masseuse with a client - a portly ballet dancer in a leotard who moves to the strains of "In the Hall of the Mountain King", and a priceless revelation where Rizotti finally figures out the motive behind the killings - while in church, no less. Brother Theodore has one hysterical scene as a potential suspect, and the movie also has some value as a curiosity: it's an early screen credit for prominent character actor George Dzundza, playing a client with the moniker of "Mr. Creepy". (Dzundza also takes an assistant director credit.)

Even at 80 minutes long, one CAN feel the padding on this thing. As adult fare goes, it's decent enough, but won't be as sleazy or as sexy as some viewers will want.

Seven out of 10.


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