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Lemon Popsicle (1978)

Eskimo Limon (original title)
Three friends live their lives in the 1950's each searching for someone to love.

Director:

Boaz Davidson

Writers:

Boaz Davidson, Eli Tavor (as Eli Tabor)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yftach Katzur ... Benzi / Benji / Benny (as Yiftach Katzur)
Anat Atzmon ... Nili / Nikky / Nili
Jonathan Sagall ... Momo / Bobby / Momo (as Jonathan Segal)
Zachi Noy ... Yudale / Huey / Johnny (as Zacki Noy)
Dvora Kedar ... Sonja, Benzi's mother (as Deborah Kaydar)
Ophelia Shtruhl ... Stella (as Ophelia Shtrel)
Menashe Warshavsky ... Romek, Benzi's father
Rachel Steiner Rachel Steiner ... Bracha / Martha
Louis Rosenberg Louis Rosenberg ... Pharmacist
Yehoshua Luff Yehoshua Luff ... Iceman
Avi Hadash Avi Hadash ... Froggy / Victor / Viktor (as Avi Chadash)
Denise Bouzaglo Denise Bouzaglo ... Ricki, prostitute (as Dennis Bozaglo)
Rita Raish Rita Raish ... Teacher
Savich Goldreich Savich Goldreich ... Doctor (as Savitch Goldreich)
Mira Birenbaum Mira Birenbaum ... Ruthy
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Storyline

Bentzi, Momo, and Yuda'leh are three teenage boys growing up in 1950's Israel, which is not much different from 1950's America if you believe what you see in the film. Of course they are obsessed with one thing - sex. Bentzi is interested in the beautiful Nili, but she prefers his friend Momo. Meanwhile, while Bentzi is working delivering ice to people he comes across a voluptous nympho. For some reason he leaves his job and gets his friends, who are promptly invited inside and divested of their virginity in an explicit softcore sex scene. Momo goes first, then the obese Yuda'leh. Before Bentzi can have his turn the nypho's sailor boyfriend suddenly returns from the sea and chases the boys away, Yuda'leh being forced to run away naked. The boys next visit a prostitute and are serviced by her in turn, the experience causing Bentzi to vomit. With all this experience under his belt Momo seduces Nili and impregnates her. He disowns her when she makes this known to him, leaving it to ... Written by Tim Curtiss <Tim_the_Bald@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

L'an holchim kshamisiba nigmira? (Where do you go when the party's over?)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1978 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Going All the Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some including cameraman Adam Greenberg claim that producers Globus and Golam were basically broke after completing the movie and only its huge success kept them in business making it possible for them to found "Canon Films" in the U.S. However, Yoram Globus has stated that this wasn't true. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, in front of the diner, a young man in red shirt appears eating ice cream and talking with friends, then in the next scene, appears dancing very happy. The same for the blond boy in blue shirt. See more »

Quotes

Benji's Mother: [about Benji] Ramek, your not going to let him leave the house dressed up like a gangster.
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Alternate Versions

The Iserali DVD version while containing the original language track still uses the American print resulting in some oddities when viewing the sub-titled original version. Namely the English sub-titles are from the American dubbed version featuring the alternate songs used (or re-used) due to licensing restrictions for worldwide release, meaning often the sub-titles don't correspond to the song that is playing. A scene featuring the guys sneaking into the cinema had a movie news reel featuring President Kennedy, replacing the cinema screen footage from the original version for the US version. Selecting the original language track means you now have the original cinema audio, an Israeli sung quartet, over the top of the movie news footage with the original visuals missing. The original scene as it was filmed can be seen on the TV special on the DVD extras, featuring the audio this time matching the images playing in the cinema of the singing men in suits. See more »

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Pretty good teen sex comedy/drama from Isreal
21 October 2007 | by gangstahippieSee all my reviews

Rated R for Language,Sexuality/Nudity and drinking - all involving teens

I was curious to see the film The Last American Virgin.Since I am a teenager(im 15 years old) I enjoy teen movies.I do not just like newer ones such as American Pie or Superbad but I also like the classics such as Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Sixteen Candles.I wanted to see The Last American Virgin because I heard it was fairly realistic.I had heard that it was a remake of an Isreali film from 1978 entitled Lemon Popsicle.When I found the entire movie on youtube, I watched it.Unlike Last American Virgin which took place in the 1980's, Lemon Popsicle takes place in the late 1950's or early 1960's.The best part about this film is the 1950's soundtrack.There are plenty of hits from the fifties in this film.The film is about Benji and his two friends.Benji meets this girl who he falls in love with but this girl has the hots for his best friend who is the stud of the group.The first part of the film is like any other teen sex comedy, there are plenty of funny sexual situations that the characters get into.Then suddenly the film turns from comedy to drama as the girl Benji likes tells him that she is pregnant and his friend will not pay for the abortion.Benji then helps her out and confesses his love to her.You probably will not see the ending coming and I will not spoil it here.Lemon Popsicle is a teen sex comedy which is pretty funny at times and has a good amount of drama as well.It is a fairly hard to find film and has not been released on DVD yet.


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