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Blast-Off Girls (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 5 October 1967 (USA)
A sleazy record promotor tries to make it big with a local Chicago garage band and plans to make them famous while keeping the profits for himself.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Boojie Baker
... Gordie
Tom Tyrell ... Tom, Big Blast band member
Ron Liace ... Ron, Big Blast band member
Dennis Hickey ... Dennis, Big Blast band member
Ralph Mullin ... Ralph, Big Bast band member
Chris Wolski ... Chris, Big Blast band member
... Marty Dunn
Neil Julien ... Lieutenant Kronsky
Don Logay ... Michael Blake
Jack Horner ... Mr. Roswell
Steve White ... 'Charlie' band member
Tom Eppolito ... 'Charlie' band member
Bob Compton ... 'Charlie' band member
Ray Barry ... 'Charlie' band member
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Sleazy music promoter Boojie Baker convinces a pop band to come work for him. He arranges play dates, publicity, record contracts, and the band's loyalty by getting his hired girls to exercise their feminine charms on all who stand in his way. Thus he creates the new music sensation, The Big Blast, but the band is unhappy about Boojie keeping most of the money. When they try to leave, Boojie sets them up for trouble with the law, but offers to bail them out if they sign the contract. Can't anyone stop this scum bucket? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Music

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According to director Herschell Gordon Lewis, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Harland Sanders, whose company supplied Lewis' production company and advertising firm with fried chicken during the filming of this and other movies, insisted on appearing in a cameo at a KFC restaurant located in Wilmette, Illinois. Lewis recalled that Colonel Sanders was very difficult to work with because Sanders made several unreasonable and self-serving demands for, among many things, multiple rehearsals, top-billing, and wanting to direct the scene himself. See more »

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Gordie: Hey, man. Do you serve fried chicken?
Harland Sanders: Do we serve fried chicken? Whoo-wee! We DO serve fried chicken!
Gordie: I got five hungry musicians in the parking lot wanting five buckets of fried chicken.
Harland Sanders: Musicians you say? Hey, I love music! If you let them play some music outside, I'll let you have lunch for free.
Gordie: You got yourself a deal, buddy!
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Geriatric Go-Go Chicks, Fried Chicken
19 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

True to Saint Herschell's form, Just for the Hell of It seems to have been filmed simultaneously with his uber-biker-chick flick, She Devils on Wheels. Much of the same cast, including two Teutonic tons of love, are on hand, but mostly to use up excesss film stock. Just for the hell of it, "teenage" hooligans with receding hairlines and middle-age spreads engage a reign of small-town terror that mostly involves wrecking a beatnik coffee house, if a beatnik coffee house was constructed of flattened refrigerator boxes stapled together and set-decorated by Carol Brady. In one scene they steal an inattentive mother's infant and stash it in a trash can. Yes, they terrorize cripples freshly emerging from the hospital.


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