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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>

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$36,122, 31 December 1994
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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

Quentin Tarantino had been writing a reboot of the film, but the film never passed the development stage. See more »

Goofs

When the vegetable drops the knife at the side of Rosie's dead body she blinks. See more »

Quotes

Varla: [to Rosie as she fumbles with a lighter] Easy, baby, you're almost a fire hazard!
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Alternate Versions

Available in an Unrated version on DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dance with the Devil (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Faster Pussycat
Sung by The Bostweeds
Lyrics by Rick Jarrard
Music by Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
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Coming At Ya From Six Different Dangerous Directions!
29 March 2005 | by gftbiloxiSee all my reviews

While there are some who argue that it is a pro-feminist flick with lots of social significance, truth is FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL is a very deliberately made bit of ultra-drive-in trash, a movie that glories in all things low-brow, low-rent, and low-neck lined. And it has a cast that makes up for their collective lack of talent with lots of attitude and lots of cleavage.

The story is as hooty as the cast. Tura Satana, she of the lethal chest, leads minions Haji and Lori Williams away from the grind of their jobs at the go-go joint and out into the desert. They race their cars. They wrestle in the water and then in the sand. They dance the watusi. They bump off this guy who shows up wearing plaid shorts. (Given his attire you might read this as a mercy killing.) Then they set their sights on an old lech and his dum-dum sons, hoping to make away with their money. Faster Pussycat indeed! The script is deliberately absurd, with an emphasis on memorable one liners that try to out-cliché all known clichés. But the real attraction here are the "pussycats." It isn't often that you see a 2D movie with 3D effects, but that's exactly what happens when Tura, Haji, Lori, and their six talents hit the screen. These are three big-busted, nip-waisted women with evil attitude, and they sneer, snarl, snap, and slither around the screen with all the aplomb of trailer park drag queens gone bad. It's more "tacky cool" than a 1965 plastic jewelry box explosion.

Now, how much you like this sort of thing really depends on how warped your sense of humor is. Cheap though it is, the thing is remarkably well done, and taken in the right way the combination of trailer-park chic, retro-hysteria, and ultra-attitude is a lot of fun... and when the pussycats hit the screen you may think you're about to get a black eye, and I don't mean from their fists! Breakout the popcorn and some protective glasses: Tura and the Pussycats are coming at ya! GFT, Amazon Reviewer


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