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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 ... 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>

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Taglines:

Russ Meyer's ode to the violence in women See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tura Satana said in a 2004 interview that, regardless of the nudity and sexual themes of his films and female characters, she always felt Russ Myers was a feminist at heart. "He loved to make women look good. I have never seen any of the gals in his films look bad. And the men in his movies were always incapacitated in some way. They were either in a wheelchair or on crutches or short of a full deck. He liked to make women strong, make them feel that they were empowered." See more »

Goofs

After Varla cuts the fence and gets back into her car, look at the rear side window. Crew member with hat is briefly visible in the reflection. See more »

Quotes

Varla: Right fender Einstein
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Alternate Versions

Available in an Unrated version on DVD. 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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Absolutely captivating. Who knew?
11 July 2007 | by cononoSee all my reviews

Please, take it from one who, until tonight, foolishly and ignorantly pigeonholed Russ Meyer as a Grade-B Soft-Core cult hero. What did I know? He's so much more than that. Think really good John Waters crossed with really bad Fellini (which is good, of course, in its own way) and you have just a hint of the inspired wickedness here.

Three mean chicks in sports cars, on a road trip from hell, back in a blistering hot, black-plate California desert. The script is undisguised genius and the performances (particularly, of course, the sadistic, sneering Tura Satana) cross most known bounds. But you know what? Even with that firebrand in the lead, the others hold up incredibly well. Meanwhile, the cinematography is spot-on for the theme here, tilted and trenchant. The overall effect: bracing--blinding, almost--and more than a little surreal.

FASTER, PUSSYCAT KILL! KILL! It's hideous and hip. Nightmarish, and nasty. Scathing and scabrous. Insane, but inventive. It's not a film for everyone. Some will call it sick, some will dismiss it as camp. It's all that and more. Hardly a wrong note, and with *so* many opportunities too... I was glued to the screen from beginning to end. Wicked fun. Captivating. Can you tell I liked it?

PS: Also recommended for fans of NHB, male/female bare-knuckle boxing. You know who you are ;)


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