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Fake-Out (1982)

Gangster's girlfriend hangs out in a Las Vegas hotel with her cop protectors while she waits to testify.

Director:

Matt Cimber

Writers:

John F. Goff (screenplay) (as John Goff), Matt Cimber (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Thurston
Pia Zadora ... Bobbie Warren
Desi Arnaz Jr. ... Det. Clint Morgan
Larry Storch ... Ted
G. Wesley Stevens G. Wesley Stevens ... Michelle
Suzanne Buhrer Suzanne Buhrer ... Slot Lady
Betty Bunch Betty Bunch ... Slot Lady
George Savalas ... The Pit Boss
Buddy Lester ... The Blackjack Player
Sammy Shore ... The Waiter
George 'Buck' Flower ... Merrich (as Buck Flower)
Tim Rossovich ... Hit Man #1
Matt Cimber ... Hit Man #2
Meshulam Riklis ... Spiveck (as M. Riklis)
Phil Ford Phil Ford ... Male Camper
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Storyline

Bobbie Warren is an up and coming Las Vegas nightclub singer with ties to the mob which land her in jail until she agrees to testify. After some harrowing experiences in the clink, she buys her way out by saying she'll squeal and is remanded into the custody of cops Clint Morgan and O.W. Thurston. They keep her in a casino hotel while she waits to see the D.A. Ostensibly a comedy/thriller, the plot mostly revolves around Bobbie falling in love with Clint while still holding out some hope of escaping the cops' clutches and returning to her boyfriends' arms. Too bad he's already plotting to have her rubbed out. Written by Chris Holland <chris@stomptokyo.com>

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In Las Vegas, beating the odds has always been tough - now it's murder! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1982 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Nevada Heat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Par-Par Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a 1984 newspaper interview with Pia Zadora by Frank Sanello, it's mentioned that neither this film nor Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984) had yet been released theatrically. Pia first swooned over 'Rock Aliens' and then quipped, "I threatened to commit suicide if 'Fake Out' was released." See more »

Crazy Credits

The production is indebted to the Riviera Hotel for its many considerations and extends you a cordial invitation to visit and enjoy its newly remodeled facilities. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Black Is Beautiful (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Those Eyes
Music and Lyrics by Jim Tract
Sung by Pia Zadora
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Very Strange Film....Oddball Zadora Vehicle
24 July 2006 | by mirahome45See all my reviews

Pia Zadora has done some strange things in movies...most of them bizarre, like her role in Butterfly, with the incestuous theme.

This film, though, is way bizarre. It's soft-core porn, really. The nudity and the strange lesbian kiss from actress Connie Hair, now a political PR flack for several conservative organizations, make it a film most will not enjoy. I doubt that Ms. Hair would enjoy references to this film these days.

I don't like the "women in prison" genre anyhow, but this one is pretty egregious.

That said, Pia Zadora is always as cute as a bunny, and I wouldn't miss any of her films, no matter what. Love ya, Pia!


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