Two cousins from Miami are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50,000,000 from her father. At ...
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In Egypt, princess Maytes father is assassinated by 7 men, leaving her with the sacred three chains of gold. She decides to seek out the help of Prince in USA, and sends him a tape of her ... See full summary »
Prince and the Revolution perform in the music video for "Raspberry Beret" from the album "Around the World in a Day" recorded for Paisley Park Records. Prince and the band perform before a... See full summary »
Two cousins from Miami are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50,000,000 from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, but as he gets to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the cousins, and Tricky tells all about the plan.Written by
Prince took over from original director Mary Lambert over "creative differences". Because the production was filming in Europe, it did not come up against the Director's Guild of America, which has rules against firing a director in favor of a lead actor. See more »
The handwriting "Wrecka Stow" on the napkin changes between the restaurant and the bedroom where Mary Sharon is holding the napkin on her bed. See more »
[practicing her retort]
"Maybe if you took off your jock strap, you could breathe a little easier!" I should've said that. I should've said, "Chastity belt? You're sadly mistaken, sir. I wear a cestus. Perhaps you've heard of it? It's an embroidered girdle originally worn by Venus, and it inspires love. Perhaps you've heard of love? I doubt it." He's just a peasant. He doesn't even know who Venus is.
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This must be one of the most mocked films ever, widely considered a joke. I think it was Prince's narcissistic and effeminate character that bothered audiences. The film is undeniably silly, but good and quite effective, but with a quirky quality that pushes it into the cult realm. An example is the scene in which Tracy and Tricky (Prince and Jerome Benton) meet Tracy's refined love interest at a posh restaurant and grill her: "Where do you go if you want to get a Sam Cooke album?" Tricky holds up a sign reading "Wrecka Stow" and finally, writhing in discomfort, she gets it and reluctantly answers, "the record store." Believe it or not, the film is well put together, each scene memorable in its own way and a climax that might make you cry. I've never seen a film quite like it, because (like all cult movies), it takes place in a desirable alternate world - one in which gender and race boundaries are blurred.
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