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Writers:
Thomas Payne (screenplay) &
Tod Talbert (screenplay)
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1972 (Belgium) See more »
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Frank and Barny are agents of the PBI - Pornographic Bureau of Investigation, sent by Chief Rank, Head of Vice... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fitfully entertaining porno/comedy mish-mash See more (1 total) »

Cast

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Michael Finn ... Frank
Tony Lane ... Barny

Jackie Moran ... The Chief (as Jack Moran)
Thomas Payne ... Old Geezer
John Dullaghan ... Mousie (as Fred Dingle)
Ron Darby ... Ticket Seller
Barbara Lane ... Phyllis
Sally Simple ... Griselda
Charles Benton
Cory Grand ... Casting Director
Babett ... Good Time Girl
Sandra ... Good Time Girl
Shellie ... Good Time Girl
Suzanna ... Good Time Girl
Patricia ... Good Time Girl
Macy ... Good Time Girl
Terri ... Good Time Girl
Ginger ... Good Time Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cathy Adams ... Good Time Girl (archive footage) (uncredited)
Russell Booth ... Nature Film Director (uncredited)

Suzanne Fields ... Good Time Girl (archive footage) (uncredited)
Casey Larrain ... Good Time Girl (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nora Wieternik ... Girl in Van (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Lomax 
Kendall Stewart  (as Ken Stewart)
 
Writing credits
Thomas Payne (screenplay) &
Tod Talbert (screenplay)

Produced by
S.T. Goldman .... executive producer
Stephen Lomax .... producer
Kendall Stewart .... producer (as Ken Stewart)
 
Cinematography by
Stan Slate (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ken Stewart 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Finn  (as Mickey Finn)
 
Makeup Department
Harry Hash .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tod Talbert .... production manager
Stephen Lomax .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ted Botkin .... sound (as Theo Bodkin)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Coors .... first operator
Greg Hill .... second unit (as Greg Bold)
Robert Rubio .... best boy (as Rob Rubio)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Mot de passe: Sex" - Belgium (French title)
"Wunderland der Pornographie" - West Germany
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References Matinee Wives (1970)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Fitfully entertaining porno/comedy mish-mash, 30 April 2015
Author: lor_ from New York, New York

Porn comedies in the late soft-core/primitive hardcore period have not stood the test of time - even the crummiest melodrama survives as interesting, while unfunny slapstick humor presents a hard slog (same is true of '40s movies -compare film noir with boring lightweight fluff rom-coms many decades later).

For details on this film see the detailed IMDb UGC synopsis, but basically it resembles a loop carrier as the bumbling would-be comic heroes (Michael Finn and Tony Lane) have random and uninteresting misadventures that mock censorship but are ultimately an excuse for slipping XXX porn into the mix.

It seems that timid pornographers would often use extraneous material such as closeups of hardcore still photos in magazines, to introduce objectionable material into an otherwise soft-core movie. Here there are many loops, especially in the second half of the film, that feature stars like Suzanne Fields and give the fans what they really want (then and now it would seem) - explicit sex -forget the comedy and story!

Early on there is a marquee of the Adam Theatre playing a triple bill of hardcore Matt Cimber white-coaters (another marquee has soft-core double bill of Warhol's hit TRASH and almost mainstream THE CHRISTINE JORGENSON STORY, and a key character of a vice squad chief shows the boys XXX 16mm footage, as we see how hypocritical he really is.

Nora Wieternik, wearing huge diving goggles, is prominently featured in the sex-tease new footage, with a traveling sex van figuring in the slapstick as Mick & Tony work up plenty of flop sweat in their failed quest for yocks.

I've seen filmmaker Ken Stewart's equally trivial Matinée WIVES, but he has a currently "lost" movie CASTING CALL which based on its cast looks to be more interesting and hopefully will surface from one of the surviving (ABA, SWV, AHC, Vinegar Syndrome, etc.) porn labels.

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