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Pets (1973)

R | | Drama | February 1974 (USA)
Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an ... See full summary »


Raphael Nussbaum


David Bowen (additional dialogue), Raphael Nussbaum (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Ed Bishop ... Vincent Stackman
Joan Blackman ... Geraldine Mills
Candice Rialson ... Bonnie (as Candy Rialson)
Teri Guzman Teri Guzman ... Pat (as Teri Guzmán)
Frank Parker ... Dan Daubrey (as Bret Parker)
Matt Green Matt Green ... Ron the Burglar
Mike Cartel Mike Cartel ... Bonnie's Brother
K.T. Stevens ... Mrs. Daubrey
Roberto Contreras ... The Gardener
Berry Kroeger ... The Art Connoisseur (as Barry Kroeger)
Rodney Wallace Rodney Wallace ... Hoodlum
George Wells George Wells ... Hoodlum
Chuck Wells Chuck Wells ... Hoodlum
Yvonne Alaniz Yvonne Alaniz ... Hoodlum
Walton Dornisch Walton Dornisch ... The Hitchhiker


Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an object: violent criminal Pat makes Bonnie help her kidnap the middle-aged Dan Daubrey; domineering lesbian painter Geraldine Mills wants Bonnie to be her kept girl and uses her as a model; and wicked misogynistic rich sicko Vincent Stackman desires poor Bonnie as the ultimate prized possession in his menagerie of caged female animals he keeps locked up in the basement of his swanky remote mansion. Written by Woodyanders

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Ray Danton was originally considered to direct this film. See more »


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Written by Chic Sorenson
Sung by Terri Rinaldi
Music Supervisor Ralph Grasso
Recorded at Seagull
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Guilty Pleasures
1 September 2004 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

One of the guilty pleasures of the 70's drive-in movies was the runaway/hitch-hiker movies. Some sexy mujer dressed in a skimpy halter top and short-shorts or a micro-mini with her hip cocked and her thumb stuck out, hitching a ride while cheesy, hippy-dippy 70's music plays on the soundtrack. In the sexy hitchhiker sweepstakes, Candace Rialson edges out Misty Rowe in "The Hitchikers" mainly because she went on to have a minor exploitation career and a bit part as a co-ed who tries to seduce Clint Eastwood in the "Eiger Sanction", while Misty Rowe went on to, uh, "Hee Haw". Like "The Hitchikers" this film (Rialson's debut) is cheerfully amoral and completely directionless. Rialson's character ties up a middle-age lech who offers her a ride and rapes HIM (that'll teach him) while her partner-in-crime throws his dog off a cliff. She then moves in with a lesbian artist but is too dense to realize it until they end up in bed together. Of course, she can't resist also getting it on with a random guy who breaks into their house, so the jealous lesbian shoots him. She runs away and finally ends up on a leash in some rich weirdo's private zoo (obviously this was NOT a feminist film). There's not as much sex as you'd expect, but Rialson is topless or seriously under-dressed most of the movie.

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