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This Is America (1977)

R | | Documentary | May 1977 (USA)
Documentary about bizarre and unusual practices in the USA.

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Romano Vanderbes
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bree Anthony Bree Anthony ... Herself - Eros 75
Fanne Foxe Fanne Foxe ... Herself - Eros 75 award winner
C.J. Laing C.J. Laing ... Herself - Eros 75
Anibal O. Lleras ... Mercenary
Ulli Lommel ... Narrator (voice)
Tony Richards Tony Richards ... Himself - Eros 75
Norman Rose Norman Rose ... Narrator
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Inspired by shock-documentaries like Mondo Cane, this film looks at the wilder side of life in America. Starting off with the bloodier side of the American car culture by showing a series of crashes at race events, the film then goes on to lesser-known sexual practices. Included among these is a porno movie award show, a nude beauty contest, a sex therapy session, and a detailed explanation of where dildos come from. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

Shows What America Is Into Today!

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Candid America See more »

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Production Co:

Pace Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The all-female rock band performing at EROS 75 is Isis, hailing from New York. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Sex O'Clock News (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates (uncredited) and Samuel A. Ward (uncredited)
Performed by The Dictators
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An entertaining mondo shockumentary!
23 September 2002 | by SorsimusSee all my reviews

One of the more entertaining mondos, This Is America is well worth a look. Focusing on the bizarre activities of the American people it "documents" phenomena from the Indianapolis 500 to satanism and from peculiar sexual practices to drive in religion.

Although some of the documentary material does not seem that real, every minute is entertaining. Groovy seventies atmosphere is a big plus.

Released on video in Finland in the early eighties.


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