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The Roommates (1973)

Heather, Beth, Carla, Brea, and Heather's cousin Paula are five lovely young ladies who decide to spend their summer vacation at Lake Arrowhead. While at Lake Arrowhead the women hit the ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Marks

Writers:

John Durren, Arthur Marks (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marki Bey ... Carla
Pat Woodell ... Heather
Roberta Collins ... Beth
Laurie Rose ... Brea
David Moses David Moses ... Mike
Ken Scott ... Marty
Kipp Whitman Kipp Whitman ... Don
Christina Hart ... Paula
Gary Mascaro Gary Mascaro ... Arnie (as Gary Warren Mascaro)
David Ankrum ... Andy
Albert Cole ... Joe (as Al Cole)
John Durren ... Socks
John Morgan Evans John Morgan Evans ... Warren
Dexter Freeman Dexter Freeman ... Larry
Barbra Fuller ... Sylvia (as Barbara Fuller)
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Heather, Beth, Carla, Brea, and Heather's cousin Paula are five lovely young ladies who decide to spend their summer vacation at Lake Arrowhead. While at Lake Arrowhead the women hit the party circuit and get involved with various men in the area. However, things go awry when the gals find themselves the targets of a mysterious murderer. Written by Woodyanders

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They shared more than their rooms! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1973 (USA) See more »

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A.G.&S. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Heather: What kind of a jail sentence do you think you can get for contributing to the delinquency of a minor?
Beth: Well all I can tell you is I think your cousin is gonna go home a little older and a little wiser.
Heather: Just as long as she doesn't go home a little pregnant.
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Another lost drive-in classic that screams the 70s.
24 June 2005 | by edinmanSee all my reviews

I mostly agree with The Hoyt's review except where he says initially that "this is not a very good movie" and that Arthur Marks had "low standards." Marks was, IMO, an underrated exploitation master and "The Roommates," while perhaps not as good overall as "Bonnie's Kids" or some of his other films, is nonetheless a great, lost drive-in classic that screams the 70's.

The 70s hair. The clothes. The beauty. The music. The drama. The sex. The murder. The comedy.

It's all there, in ample proportions. If only my summer jobs during college were half as exciting (LOL).

Entertaining and worth seeking out at any cost for fans of the genre.


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