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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!

Director:

Joan Rivers
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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The story of the world's first pregnant man... it's inconceivably funny. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

One of the first feature films to be shot on videotape, then transferred to film stock. See more »

Quotes

The Minister: She's a truck. She'll need a forklift to get into heaven.
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Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Frere Jacques
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Simply the worst movie ever made. If I can help save just one person from watching this, then my existence on this earth will have been justified.
4 June 2005 | by oldendorf1See all my reviews

It's been nearly 30 years, and I STILL hate everyone involved in this movie. It remains the worst movie I've ever seen.

Before seeing this, I never much minded Rivers, one way or the other. After seeing this movie, I have an allergic reaction when I accidentally see her on television.

I got dragged to this - against my better judgment - by peer pressure. However, coming out of the theater, those friends swore an oath to never again overrule my choice of movie. Nearly thirty years later, we still carry around mental scars from this movie.

On my deathbed, one of my regrets will be the time I wasted hoping that this movie might get better. It never did.

If you are ever given a choice, you would prefer putting your own eyes out to sitting though this movie.

I registered for IMDb comments just in the hope that perhaps I can warn others against viewing this movie. If I can save just one person from watching this, then my existence on this earth will have been justified.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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