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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 6 August 1965 (USA)
Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him.

Director:

Russ Meyer

Writers:

Jackie Moran (screenplay) (as Jack Moran), Russ Meyer (original story)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tura Satana ... Varla
Haji ... Rosie
Lori Williams Lori Williams ... Billie
Ray Barlow Ray Barlow ... Tommy
Sue Bernard Sue Bernard ... Linda (as Susan Bernard)
Michael Finn Michael Finn ... Gas Station Attendant (as Mickey Foxx)
Dennis Busch Dennis Busch ... The Vegetable
Stuart Lancaster ... The Old Man
Paul Trinka Paul Trinka ... Kirk
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Storyline

Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become houseguests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Go-Go For a Wild Ride With the ACTION GIRLS! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faster, Pussycat! Go! Go! See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$45,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eve Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Spice Girls video for "Say You'll Be There" was a pastiche of this movie, something which was probably lost on their young fans. See more »

Goofs

During the lunch scene, Rosie's hair part changes from one side to the other. See more »

Quotes

The Old Man: Honey, you - uh - what you eat seems to settle in the right places. But then you look to me like a girl with a big appetite for everything.
Varla: I try to think big!
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Alternate Versions

Available in an Unrated version on DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dark Angel: Boo (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Faster Pussycat
Written by Lynn Ready of the Bostweeds (uncredited)
Sung by Lynn Ready of the Bostweeds (uncredited)
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Female domination meets Nouvelle Vogue in amazing trash cult fashion!
25 January 2006 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

I've got to admit, after the first ten minutes or so; I really didn't think I was going to like this film. However, it isn't long before Russ Meyer's film takes off - and before I knew it, I was watching one of the greatest pieces of trash ever to hit the silver screen! If you want a B-movie; this film has all the essential ingredients. We've got fast cars, fighting, killing, snappy dialogue and a trio of buxom beauties in the lead roles! It's quite clear that this film is made purely for entertainment value - as the plot is non-existent, and the characters don't go any deeper than the common B-movie stereotypes, but it doesn't matter - because entertain it does, and this is about as 'cult' as it gets! Shot in crisp black and white, and with all the energy of the Nouvelle Vogue cinema doing the rounds in sixties France, Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (awesome trashy title) follows three women; dancers by night, and fast car riding killers by day! We follow them as they stumble upon an old farmhouse, inhabited by an old man as sick as they themselves. He's got some money hidden, and the lead chick wants it...only the old man and his sons stand in her way.

It's immediately clear that acting isn't this film's strongpoint; the dialogue sounds forced and ridiculous, and none of the cast do good jobs of making their characters real - yet in true trash fashion, it's the ensemble that is this film's main asset. The trio of women are the main players, with the busty and exotic Tura Satana taking centre stage and being backed up by Haji, and the stunning Lori Williams. These three would make any film worth watching, and the way that Russ Meyer ensures that the girls are always the strongest presence on screen gives Faster Pussycat a lot of its cult value. The film moves quickly, and the action is fast edited and cut with an imminently cool soundtrack, thus making the film amazingly watchable and an obvious influence on the likes of Quentin Tarantino. The fact that this film pokes fun of cinematic violence by having women in the leads will always make it memorable; the fact that they've got big breasts only makes that more so. This is an absolute cult classic and, I suspect, a film that I'll be seeing over and over again. This is one of those films that has to be seen to be believed - so make sure you don't miss it!


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