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Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Action, Thriller | September 1966 (USA)
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After stopping three crooks from robbing an innocent woman, two dimwits become crime fighters.

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Ron Haydock, Ray Dennis Steckler (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Carolyn Brandt ... Cee Bee Beaumont
Ron Haydock ... Rat Pfink / Lonnie Lord (as Vin Saxon)
Titus Moede ... Boo Boo / Titus Twimbly
George Caldwell George Caldwell ... Linc
Mike Kannon Mike Kannon ... Hammer
James Bowie James Bowie ... Benjie
Mary Jo Curtis Mary Jo Curtis ... Irma La Streetwalker
Keith A. Wester Keith A. Wester ... Cowboy (as Dean Danger)
Romeo Barrymore Romeo Barrymore ... Ape Trainer
Berri Lee Berri Lee ... Boy #1 on Beach
Rox Anne Rox Anne ... Girl on Beach
Alan Neal Alan Neal ... Boy #2 on Beach
Bob Burns ... Kogar the Gorilla (as Kogar)
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Storyline

It starts off seriously enough, with three thugs robbing an innocent young woman at night in the city, but then switches to Vin Saxon and Carolyn Brandt doing a goofy Elvis-like rock 'n roll number (very charming though). The next day the thugs are bored. Picking a name at random out of the phone book, they decide to terrorize Carolyn Brandt. After some campy dramatic scenes, she is kidnapped by the goons. They decide to ransom her. After receiving the ransom call, Vin Saxon and the good-natured, but not- to-bright gardener sit around despondent, wondering what to do. "There's only one thing to do!" exclaims Vin. The two rush off into the next room and become the costumed heroes Rat Pfink and Boo Boo... Written by Mick Taylor <alhazred@aracnet.com>

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A poster for Ray Dennis Steckler's previous movie, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964), can be seen on the wall in one scene. Additionally, a girl wears one of the monster masks from that movie at a pool party scene. See more »

Goofs

During fight scene, a white villain punches Rat Pfink then turns around and attacks Boo Boo. After a cut, the black villain is fighting Boo Boo. See more »

Quotes

Rat Pfink: Ape! Drop that girl!
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Alternate Versions

Some prints have the Rat Phink and Boo Boo sequences color tinted. See more »


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Go Go Party
Performed by Ron Haydock
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Weird Mixture of Crime and Spoof
4 April 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)

** (out of 4)

With Ray Dennis Steckler in the director's chair then you should expect something on a low-budget and bizarre but I don't think anyone's expectations can prepare them for this film. The film starts off as we follow a few weirdos who enjoy robbing and stalking people. They end up kidnapping a woman who happens to belong to a rich rock star but before long two superheroes come out of nowhere to save the day. This is one nutty little movie because the first half is a rather straight and serious crime-drama about these sick people going around attacking people but then out of no where it turns into a spoof of the TV Batman and we've got all sorts of zany and comical action. It's not really fair to say the film is uneven because the director obviously did this on purpose. Why he selected to do this is beyond me but I must admit that it separates the film and makes it somewhat memorable to say the least. As for the quality of the picture, obviously you shouldn't be expecting too much as there was probably very little money spent on this thing. I know Steckler has his critics but I personally feel that he at least had talent to make the movie seem professional and he also managed to make you feel as if you were watching a real movie and not just something made up in a basement. I also really enjoyed the fact that he didn't go for overkill like some directors (Ted V. Mikels) where the picture just dragged onto an extra long running time for no good reason. Hey, there's no plot here so why drag it out? At just 72-minutes the film is just short enough to where it doesn't run out of gas and bore you. The performances are below average as you'd expect but I can't say this took away from the film. Overall the movie is certainly flawed but if you're actually studying this as a work of high art then you're obviously in the wrong director's filmography.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1966 (USA) See more »

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