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Smile Orange (1976)

Based on the stage play by director Trevor Rhone, "Smile Orange" takes a humorous and somewhat acidic view of the tourism business, mostly from the point of view of Ringo, a hustler, con man and waiter.

Director:

Trevor D. Rhone

Writers:

David Ogden, Trevor D. Rhone (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carl Bradshaw Carl Bradshaw ... Ringo
Glenn Morrison Glenn Morrison ... Bus Boy
Stanley Irons Stanley Irons ... Joe
Vaughn Crosskill Vaughn Crosskill ... Assistant Manager
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Based on the stage play by director Trevor Rhone, "Smile Orange" takes a humorous and somewhat acidic view of the tourism business, mostly from the point of view of Ringo, a hustler, con man and waiter.

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Plot Keywords:

hotel waiter | based on play | See All (2) »

Taglines:

The Jamaican experience

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Jamaica

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamaica

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Production Co:

Knuts See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Smile Orange is known in the USA as the slang term for the restaurant chain Hooters since the servers are seen wearing orange shorts. See more »

Quotes

[trying to sound like an American]
Bus Boy: Me no know, ma'am.
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A funny take on one aspect of Jamaican life - tourism.
6 July 2006 | by carenyvonne-1See all my reviews

Although this movie might in some respects be considered politically incorrect today, it is quite funny in the context of the era in which it was written - some 30 years ago. Compared to a number of more recent movies coming out of Jamaica, the acting and directing are certainly of better quality. This alone is amazing, given the advances that have been made in film-making since the time Smile Orange was made.

Certainly, for anyone who is Jamaican, grew up or lived in Jamaica, visited Jamaica or interacted with Jamaicans in any way, the humour of this movie is hard to miss. At the same time, there were a few continuity problems and, in some respects, the film comes across as being somewhat amateur. However, it is quite nostalgic for people over a 'certain age' and overall is fairly humorous, which I think, was the intention. I'd love to see a remake!


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