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Tinseltown (1980)

X | | Adult, Comedy | 1980 (USA)
Mary Jo Harmon is a small town country girl who dreams of moving to Hollywood to pursue her ambition of becoming a famous movie star.

Director:

Carter Stevens

Writers:

Carter Stevens (original screenplay), E.M. Kennedy (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ashley Brooks Ashley Brooks ... Dominique Allwyn
Danielle Raye Danielle Raye ... Mary Jo Harmon
Tawny Pearl Tawny Pearl ... Pat Norman (as Loni Henderson)
Eric Edwards ... Jerry Kaminsky
Rhonda Jo Petty ... Executive at Screen Test (as Rhonda Jo Beam)
Randy West ... Mel Carter
Pat Manning Pat Manning ... Jack's Wife
Mike Ranger ... Curtis
Jennifer West Jennifer West ... Make-Up Lady
David Morris David Morris ... Guy in Pat's Movie
Jake Teague Jake Teague ... Dominique's Client (as Jake Tegue)
William Margold ... Morty Green
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Mary Jo Harmon is a small town country girl who dreams of moving to Hollywood to pursue her ambition of becoming a famous movie star.

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Adult | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mogli golose See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Carter Stevens Studios See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot over the course of a week. See more »

Connections

References Little Darlings (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Oversea Flights
(uncredited)
Performed by Zbigniew Gorny
c/o Selected Sound Music
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Fun Spoof of the Casting Couch
29 April 2019 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tinseltown (1980)

*** (out of 4)

Carter Stevens wrote, produced and directed this spoof of Hollywood. We're introduced to three different ladies who show up in Hollywood expecting to make it big but it doesn't take long for them to be passed around from one producer to the next.

In the commentary track for the film, director Stevens talks about how he was wanting to get out of the porno business and try his hand at a legit film. He agreed to make this picture as long as he was allowed to go to California and the rest is pretty much history. While his career didn't lead to anything "mainstream" he at least got to deliver a rather clever and fun film.

TINSELTOWN isn't a masterpiece but there's no question that Stevens had a talent for getting his cast in the mood of what he was trying to do. We've seen this type of story countless times before but I really liked the comic tone that was on display here and for the most part the film was well-made and fun. It certainly helped that Danille Raye was so good in her role as a country girl seeking fame.


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