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Cry Uncle (1971)

Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Writers:

David Odell (screenplay), Michael Brett (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator (voice)
Pamela Gruen Pamela Gruen ... Renee
Allen Garfield ... Jake Masters
Devin Goldenberg Devin Goldenberg ... Keith
Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Russian Girl
Chuck Pfeiffer Chuck Pfeiffer ... Texan
Reuben Schafer Reuben Schafer ... Russian
Paul Sorvino ... Coughing Cop
Ray Barron Ray Barron ... Bald Cop
Madeleine Le Roux ... Cora Merrill
David Kirk David Kirk ... Jason Dominic
Sean Walsh Sean Walsh ... Gene Sprigg
Debbi Morgan ... Olga Winter (as Deborah Morgan)
Maureen Byrnes Maureen Byrnes ... Lena Right
Nancy Salmon Nancy Salmon ... Connie Landfield
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Storyline

Jake Masters is a private detective who is hired by millionaire Jason Dominic. The police are after Jason in connection with the murder of a woman, and Jason wants Jake to find the real killer. Jake teams up with his nephew, Keith, and Jason's bodyguard, Cora Merrill. They track down the unsavory suspects one by one, getting involved in several murders and sexual situations along the way. Written by Patrick Lin

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cry Uncle! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

15th Street Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)
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Quotes

Jake Masters: You got real muscles there.
Cora Merrill: I do my vaginal exercises every day.
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Alternate Versions

The film was submitted to the BBFC under its original title in February 1972 and was rejected. It was resubmitted in a pre-edited form, cut down to 82 minutes by the distributor, and received further cuts before being released as "Super Dick" later the same year. A further re-edited version, retitled "American Oddballs", was passed with over a minute of cuts for video in 1987, with edits to the infamous necrophilia scene.. See more »

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Cry Uncle (Come With Me)
Words and Music by Harper MacKay and Moose Charlap
Performed by Sandy Stewart
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X-rated bawdy porn detective film
25 April 2003 | by crothmanSee all my reviews

This movie was something of a revelation when it came out -- a full-tilt x-rated film that had little to do with sex. It's structured as a detective film, with Alan Garfield (Goorwitz) in one of his early roles. Everyone talks sex (and often takes part), but the film is ultimately a bizarre comedy about sex. Accidental necrophilia may not sound like fertile ground for jokes, but it does work.

Sort of like x-rated Preston Sturges crossed with South Park. (I'm not claiming it's as good as either, but they give you an idea of the sensibility.) It will offend the uptight, that's for sure.


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