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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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Complete credited cast:
... Cee Bee Beaumont
... Rat Pfink / Lonnie Lord (as Vin Saxon)
... Boo Boo / Titus Twimbly
George Caldwell ... Linc
Mike Kannon ... Hammer
James Bowie ... Benjie
Mary Jo Curtis ... Irma La Streetwalker
Keith A. Wester ... Cowboy (as Dean Danger)
Romeo Barrymore ... Ape Trainer
Berri Lee ... Boy #1 on Beach
Rox Anne ... Girl on Beach
Alan Neal ... Boy #2 on Beach
... Kogar the Gorilla (as Kogar)
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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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Ray Dennis Steckler tried to make a straight crime drama, but after he shot about 40 minutes of footage, he decided the film was simply not working. He couldn't afford to scrap the footage, and portions of the film were unintentionally funny, so he had two of the characters go into a room, then burst forth in makeshift costumes as Rat Pfink and Boo Boo. He padded out the rest of the film with chase scenes, fight scenes, and even an encounter with a gorilla. He had footage of the duo appearing in a genuine parade, as if it were being held in their honor. When the main title was being animated, the "n" and "d" were left out, so the title appears as "Rat Pfink a Boo Boo." 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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Spoofs Batman and Robin (1949) See more »

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You Is A Rat Pfink
Performed by Ron Haydock
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A brilliant piece of improvisation
30 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

When one considers all that went into the making of this film, it truly takes one's breath away. It started out as a "serious" film about two college age chaps whose girlfriends are abducted; it is up to these fellows to come to the rescue. Steckler, like most of us do during "serious" films, grew bored and decided to spice things up a little: his heroes stepped into a closet and came out as Rat Pfink and Boo Boo, caped crusaders. Steckler even coopted a real parade by marching his heroes in front of it. Improvisation, found art, fun trash: call it what you will, it's a great way to spend an afternoon that might otherwise be wasted frolicking wholesomely in the great outdoors.


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