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Lunch Wagon (1981)

Three women start a lunch wagon business but run into stiff resistance from their competitor Mr. Schmeckler: their presence is interfering with some sort of illegal activity he's involved ... See full summary »

Director:

Ernest Pintoff

Writers:

Leon Phillips (screenplay), Marshall Harvey (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Marcy (as Pamela Bryant)
Rosanne Katon ... Shannon
Candy Moore ... Diedre
Rick Podell ... Al Schmeckler
James Van Patten ... Biff
Chuck McCann ... The Turtle
Rose Marie ... Mrs. Schmeckler
Michael Tucci ... Arnie
Louisa Moritz ... Sunshine
Vic Dunlop Vic Dunlop ... Ralph
Anthony Charnota Anthony Charnota ... Herman
George Memmoli ... Andy
Michael Mislove ... Danny Death
Nels Van Patten Nels Van Patten ... Scotty
Maurice Sneed Maurice Sneed ... Ben
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Storyline

Three women start a lunch wagon business but run into stiff resistance from their competitor Mr. Schmeckler: their presence is interfering with some sort of illegal activity he's involved in. While Schmeckler busies himself trying to sabotage their wagon, the women are busy falling in love with construction guys and rock musicians. Two bumbling diamond thieves create complications for both sides. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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...the comedy that delivers! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come 'n' Get It See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The largest grossing independent movie of 1981. See more »

Goofs

When we first see the newly-painted "Luv Bites" truck, there are two hearts painted on the rear. The hearts then disappear in all subsequent rear shots of the truck. See more »


Soundtracks

T.J. Shuffle
Written and Performed by Bobby Paine and Larson Paine
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Nice little movie with a twist
9 December 2011 | by unca_chuckSee all my reviews

Despise the presence of a bunch of Van Pattens (a stalwart of a lot of these teen-hijinks flicks), this is a pretty decent run-of-the-mill teen-exploitation flick. The big twist being the fact that ex-Frank Zappa drummer Tony Bozzio and his wonderfully beautiful wife at the time, Dale Bozzio (of previous Joe's Garage, Hustler, and Playboy fame), she of the squeaky voice and large talents, are both in the movie. The band, US Drag is credited, and they play the title track "Lunch Wagon Girls," Mental Hopscotch," and "Walking in LA". They of course were really Missing Persons. Not sure if they hadn't come up with the Missing Persons band name yet (MUCH better than US Drag), or if they were hiding the fact that they were in the movie in the first place (not sure why), but I remember seeing this on some late-night channel around 1988, hearing the songs, and thinking what the hell is Terry Bozzio doing in this?


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