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The Booby Hatch (1976)

A scientific genius invents equipment that tests the erotic levels of people. He sets out to find subjects for his experiments.


Rudy Ricci, John A. Russo (as John Russo)


John A. Russo (screenplay) (as John Russo), Rudy Ricci (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Joy Miller Sharon Joy Miller ... Cherry Jankowski
Rudy Ricci Rudy Ricci ... Marcello Fettucini
Doug Sortino Doug Sortino ... Herman Longfellow
N. Detroit N. Detroit ... Theophilus Suck
David Emge ... Angelo Fettucini
John Upson John Upson ... Dr. Von Lipschitz
Dana Christian Dana Christian ... Eileen Lipschitz
Herb Elliotte Herb Elliotte ... Mr. Stag
Mike Waterkotte Mike Waterkotte ... Vernon Biggs
Allan Harris Allan Harris ... Dr. Stuttgart
Glenda Rozzo Glenda Rozzo ... Miss Peabody
Norma Beardsley Norma Beardsley ... Thelma
Andrew Banas Andrew Banas ... Fred
Diane Pugh Diane Pugh ... Angela
Lucian White Lucian White ... Coal Miner


A scientific genius invents equipment that tests the erotic levels of people. He sets out to find subjects for his experiments.

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Release Date:

September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Book Store See more »

Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA


Box Office


$20,000 (estimated)
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New American Cinema See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Emge's first movie before he played our main protagonist and hero, Stephen "Flyboy" Andrews in George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978). See more »


Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »


Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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doesn't even win the booby prize
14 May 2009 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

In this soft-core romp, Cherry Jankowski (Sharon Joy Miller) works at the booby hatch, an experimental sex toy shop that measures the users' sex drives, and is sexually frustrated by her secretly transvestite boyfriend (not a spoiler as it's shown in the film's trailer), Herman, who wants to want until marriage. Meanwhile fellow worker Marcello, who used to be the stud at work, is now impotent.

This movie works more of a curiosity to catch multiple "Dawn of the Dead" alumni before they starred in that film because as a comedy, much like the character of Marcello, the film is completely flaccid. Despite the abundant nudity on display I found myself growing restless and looking at my watch to see if the film was almost over yet. It seemed like a story that could've been told in 30 minutes (at most) stretched out way too thin to pass for a motion picture. However as I said, if you're a fan of Romero's Living Dead films, it might hold some historical interest.

Eye Candy: I counted 9 bushes, 18 pair of tits, 5 asses are shown by various actresses and extras

My Grade: D

Synapse DVD Extras: Commentary by actor/writer/co-director Rudy Ricci, Producer/writer/ co-director John Russo & Producer Russell Streiner; a 10 and a half minute interview with David Emge; an alternative version of this film under the title of "The Liberation of Cherry Jankowski"2 theatrical trailer for this film (one under the alternate title)

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