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Rub & Tug (2002)

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Rub & Tug is a sexy comedy that takes place at a "full body" massage parlour.

Director:

Soo Lyu

Writers:

Soo Lyu (original screenplay), Edward Stanulis (original screenplay)
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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don McKellar ... Conrad
Kira Clavell ... Cindy
Tara Spencer-Nairn ... Betty
Lindy Booth ... Lea
Richard Zeppieri ... Lawrence
Michael Cram ... Justin
Anthony Lemke ... Henry
Susanne Sutchy Susanne Sutchy ... April
Rafael Petardi ... Bob (as Pascal Petardi)
Angelo Tsarouchas ... Larry
Michael Carley ... Mike
Lok Archer Lok Archer ... Mr. Wong
Craig Warnock ... Kevin
Paul Tedeschini Paul Tedeschini ... Line up client
Noah Cappe ... Teenager Client
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Storyline

Wanting more free time for himself, Lawrence, the owner of a full body massage parlor, hires a new manager for the store. The person he hires for the job is Conrad, a seemingly nice but feckless man. Conrad's main responsibility as manager is to ensure that the three masseuses working there are not doing full service jobs, i.e. having sex with the clients, otherwise the police could shut the store down. Lawrence is sure the three are performing full service jobs so that they can make more money. Those three are cynical and acerbic tongued Betty who has a longer term financial plan for her life beyond her current work, nipple fetishist Lea who is hiding her profession from her boyfriend Henry, and Asian Cindy, a naive woman who is working in Canada illegally. Cindy is hoping to find a Canadian husband - even one in a marriage of convenience - so that she can stay in Canada and make a decent living to support her family back home. Conrad's relationship with the three women, especially ... Written by Huggo

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Our business is your pleasure. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Les masseuses See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Willow Pictures Inc. See more »
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Color
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Hi Karate
Written by Francois Paterson and Dominic Paterson
Performed by Soma Sonic
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GREAT FILM
13 May 2003 | by Sheila101See all my reviews

This was an original story line about a Rub & Tug (massage parlor), directed by Soo Lyu who is very new to movie making and has proven that she has got what it takes to put an entertaining movie together.

Clients get more than a massage at this establishment, but the girls refuse to do full service (sexual intercourse). A hand job is about as far as they will go with the customers. The story focuses on three girls and their boss. There is an interesting friction between the gals and their boss which is always amusing. The film doesn't actually show any sexual scenes. The most sexual scene is a dream sequence involving a melting ice-cream cone which won the audience over.

The story was inspired by and based on true stories of many gals working in Rub & Tugs. There is a great twist at the end which I won't tell you about as I hope you'll see this film and I don't want to ruin it for you. I can see this becoming a great cult classic along the lines of Mall Rats and Dogma.


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