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Rabbit Test (1978)

Lionel's life turns around after a one-night stand on top of a pinball table... he becomes the world's first pregnant man!


Joan Rivers
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Lionel Carpenter
Joan Prather ... Segoynia Savaka
Alex Rocco ... Sergeant Danny Bonhoff
Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Carpenter
Margaret Adachi Margaret Adachi ... Interviewer
Adam Anderson ... Sobbing Sailor
John Andersonjo John Andersonjo ... African Chief
Edward Ansara Edward Ansara ... Second Newscaster
Gino Ardito Gino Ardito ... Wino Brother
Lawrence Bame Lawrence Bame ... Second Secret Serivce Man
Sarverio Barbiere Sarverio Barbiere ... Gypsy Cousin
Marlene Barr Marlene Barr ... Cashier
Billy Barty ... Lester
Tanii Bauer Tanii Bauer ... Mrs. Reinheimer
Peggy Blow ... Bunny


Twenty-four year old Angeleno Lionel Carpenter teaches a citizenship class at night school, most of his immigrant students who have no idea of what he is teaching in the language barrier. He has also had no luck with women largely due to the sheltered life he's led under the wings of his overbearing mother. His lack of encounters with women in the sexual sense is unlike his brash cousin, Sgt. Danny Bonhoff, who will do anything and take whatever opportunity to be up close and personal with the opposite sex. With Danny's help, Lionel is able to lose his virginity, although it isn't a totally satisfying experience. Regardless, Lionel learns that the reason for his nausea and vomiting following that encounter is because he got pregnant from it, he being the first male in recorded history to be so. By this time, he and one of his students, Russian gypsy Segoynia Savaka, have fallen in love and want to get married. They have to decide what to do about the baby. But the infamy and notoriety... Written by Huggo

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A few funny moments, but that's about it.
18 May 1999 | by Tim-177See all my reviews

This movie does boast quite a good cast; unfortunately it's not a good movie. If you watch this, you will see such exotica as: Joan Rivers as a clumsy and foul-mouthed nurse ("Screw Florence Nightingale! What did she know?"); Murray Matheson as a lecherous quack; Roddy McDowall as a gynecologist (complete with a bandaged index finger); George Gobel as U.S. President Lee Ron Bob suffering from serious prostate trouble; Jimmie (dynoMITE!) Walker as a ventriloquist and nudie native; Billy Barty as his dummy; Peter Marshall as a game show host (wow, what a stretch!!!); Rosey Grier as a greedy taxi driver; Tom Poston as a smart-aleck minister; Alex Rocco as a gung-ho army sergeant (don't you love the smell of turkey in the morning?); and Sheree North as a lusty mystery woman. Add in mailed poultry, a band of gypsies, nutty foreigners who make a beeline for the door at the sound of "IMMIGRATION!!!", disparaging remarks about Helen Keller, inflatable rubber women (shades of Bud Bundy on MARRIED WITH CHILDREN!) and bad taste jokes about fat people, and you've got all the key ingredients for a Razzie-Award nominee. If you watch this film, don't expect too much and you might have a good time.

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Release Date:

30 August 1979 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Rabbit Test See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA

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1.85 : 1
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