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Sweet Revenge (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | June 1976 (USA)
A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Schatzberg

Writers:

B.J. Perla (screenplay by), Marilyn Goldin (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Vurrla Kowsky
Sam Waterston ... Le Clerq
Franklyn Ajaye ... Edmund
Richard Daughty Richard Daughty ... Andy
Norman Matlock ... John
Marvin Rosand Marvin Rosand ... Policeman
Robert Lewis-Ferguson Robert Lewis-Ferguson ... Policeman #2
Betta St. George Betta St. George ... Woman Guard
Evan A. Lottman Evan A. Lottman ... Bailiff (as Evan Lottman)
Adrian Sparks ... D.A.
Jock Dove Jock Dove ... Judge
Duncan Maclean Duncan Maclean ... Junk Man
Brooks Woolley Brooks Woolley ... Ferrari Salesman
Edmund Villa Edmund Villa ... Greg (as Ed E. Villa)
Adele Burnett Adele Burnett ... Judge Adams
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Storyline

A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough cars (sometimes the same car more than once) to buy a new Ferrari. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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There's never been a girl so good at being bad. And now she's planning "Sweet Revenge."

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dandy, the All American Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The working title of the film was "All-American Girl". See more »

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Referenced in The Lion Roars Again (1975) See more »

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Entertaining and well-acted and MIA
28 July 2001 | by JakersWildSee all my reviews

Haven't seen Sweet Revenge since the early 80s. I remember finding it very entertaining, and was really drawn into the two lead characters: The thief and the investigator. Perhaps the premise is thin, all the effort just for a car, but surely many people have obsessions with cars. I know people who seem to love their car more than their spouse.

Stockard Channing was amazing, as was Sam Waterston. I'd love to see it again.

Sadly this movie is not available on VHS/DVD nor on cable. Any interest in reviving it for a discount renter have probably gotten thwarted by the fact there are 6 other movies by this exact name listed on IMDb, so just knowing which Sweet Revenge one is talking about is tough. The 1984 movie of the same name plays on cable all the time, but never this 1977 title. Like other movies from the slightly pre-VCR-boom era that I'd like to see again, including 'A Man, a Woman, and a Bank' and 'The Manitou' (which was bad/silly but worth a rewatch), it may not pass this way again.

If you should actually come across it, it's worth checking out. (And then let me know where the heck you found it!)


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