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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:

Official site

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lead actress Tura Satana legally owned her likeness and image. So, whenever Russ Meyer wanted to change the artwork or re-release the project, he had to get her permission and sometimes pay her all over again. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Billie: You really should be AM and FM. You one-band broads are a drag!
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Alternate Versions

Available in an Unrated version on DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Passion (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Faster Pussycat
Sung by The Bostweeds
Lyrics by Rick Jarrard
Music by Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
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Russ Meyer's immortal trash classic. Has to be seen to be believed!
27 January 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I have watched and enjoyed most of Russ Meyer's output, and will quite happily defend his lesser works, but two of his movies have a life of their own and have managed to reach a larger audience than "just" card carrying Meyer nuts. They are 'Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls' and this one, 'Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'. Both movies are trash classics and never fail to entertain no matter how many times you have seen them. 'Faster Pussycat!' really succeeds mainly because of the three strong leads, Tura Satana, Lori Williams and Haji. Any one of them would be enough for Meyer to plan a killer movie around, but all three together is dynamite! Satana, strangely enough, did very little movie work after this, mainly a couple of Ted Mikels turkeys. But it doesn't really matter because her screen immortality is assured. Her performance in this movie is more than enough! Williams also went on to very little, but she is very good here, and stylistically reminds me quite a bit of Erica Gavin in 'Vixen!'. In fact one could almost bet that if Meyer had been aware of Gavin when he made this movie she would have played the part of Billie. Haji appeared in a few more Meyer movies, including his masterpiece 'Supervixens', but this is probably her strongest role. All three women, who play go-go dancers by night, thrill seeking criminals by day, are simply wonderful and their chemistry and repartee are priceless. Meyer regular Stuart Lancaster is also in fine form as a dirty old man with more issues than a daily newspaper. There are so many unforgettable scenes in this movie it's difficult to single any out. The whole movie just rocks period. Many late 60s movies attempted to emulate a camp, comic book appeal ('Barbarella', 'Diabolik',etc.etc.) but in many ways Meyer beat them all, and did so without technicolor, large sets, multiple costumes, special effects and other gimmicks. Just crisp black and white photography and three chicks in the desert. Plus a brilliant theme song later immortalized by The Cramps. Russ Meyer divides most viewers. You either "get it" or you don't. If you aren't familiar with his work this is probably THE place to start. Watching this movie for many is a life changing experience! 'Faster Pussycat!' is one of the most original and entertaining movies made in the 1960s, and continues to amuse and inspire right into the 21st Century. Every time I watch this movie I am knocked out. This is a bona fide cult classic that gets better and better as the years go by. Absolutely essential viewing for anyone who loves exploitation movies, The Sixties, rock'n'roll and/or buxom babes!


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