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Up! (1976)

This kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous Adolf) by placing a ravenous piranha fish in his bathtub. Who did it? No-one knows ... See full summary »

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Russ Meyer

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Russ Meyer (screenplay) (as B. Callum), Russ Meyer (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Schaaf Edward Schaaf ... Adolph Schwartz
Robert McLane Robert McLane ... Paul
Elaine Collins Elaine Collins ... The Ethopian Chef
Candy Samples ... The Headsperson (as Mary Gavin)
Su Ling Su Ling ... Limehouse
Janet Wood ... Sweet Li'l Alice
Linda Sue Ragsdale Linda Sue Ragsdale ... Gwendolyn
Harry Harry ... The Nimrod / Carnivorous Fish
Raven De La Croix ... Margo Winchester
Monty Bane ... Homer Johnson (as Monte Bane)
Marianne Marks ... Chesty Young Thing
Larry Dean ... Leonard Box
Bob Schott ... Rafe
Foxy Lae Foxy Lae ... Pocohontas
Ray Reinhardt Ray Reinhardt ... The Commissioner
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Storyline

This kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous Adolf) by placing a ravenous piranha fish in his bathtub. Who did it? No-one knows or cares, as they're too busy being distracted by busty Margo Winchester, who hitch-hikes into# town and gets involved with all the local men. It all ends with a series of complicated plot twists that reveal that just about everyone is really someone else. And if it gets too confusing, Russ Meyer helpfully arranges for a one- woman nude Greek chorus to pop up at intervals to explain what's going on. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Russ Meyer's Up See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kitten Natividad's lines were dubbed by another performer. See more »

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Rafe: Beer! Beer! Beer!
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Alternate Versions

German version is cut for violence. See more »

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Silly Dark Humor
24 September 1999 | by SardonySee all my reviews

My personal favorite of Russ Meyer's films. The script, by Roger Ebert (!), is loaded with brilliant sexual dark humor. For example, the opening sequence finds an aging Adolph Hitler lookalike being whipped by a stud in a Pilgrim outfit; meanwhile, "Hitler" is tortured (erotically) by a variety of buxom ethnic babes ("Ah! Limehouse!"). Later, the Pilgrim really gives to Adolph what the rest of the world always wanted to give him - and sticks it to him good! And the ending wraps up a murder mystery by rising to outrageous absurdity. Along the way, our Greek Chorus narrator (Kitten Natividad) keeps us UP to date on the proceedings. Beautifully photographed (Meyer's best acheivement, I think). See what I call "The Indian Flip," and learn something new to do with a light socket. An absolute must for - as someone said - you know who you are...


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