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March 1971 (USA) See more »
She's sinful ... she's provocative ... she's super spy "Ginger." See more »
A rich society girl is recruited to go undercover and expose a drug/blackmail/prostitution ring in her small town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cheri Caffaro ... Ginger McAllister
Duane Tucker ... Rex Halsey
Herbert Kerr ... Jimmy / Jimbo
Casey Donovan ... Rodney (as Calvin Culver)
David Ross ... J.D.
Michele Norris ... Vicki Jennings
Cindy Barnett ... Jean Oliver
Lise Mauer ... Elizabeth Anderson / Liz (as Lise D. Mauer)
Linda Susoeff ... Cathy Carson
William Grannel ... Jason Varone (as William Grannell)
Clark Ames ... Brad
Jud Philips
Jerry Allgor
Chuck Beard

Tracey Walter ... Ginger's Brother (as Tracey Walters)
Robert Mauer

Shelly Desai ... Jean's Companion at the Club
Pelati Pons
Tom Potter ... Jean's companion at the hotel
Stan Wiest
Herndon Ely ... Allison Carter
Art Burns ... Jean's companion at the dance game
Larry Mullins
Robert Artic
Eugene Hobgood ... Young Ginger's rapist
Henry Miller ... Barman

Directed by
Don Schain 
Writing credits
Don Schain (writer)

Produced by
Anthony J. Desiderio .... executive producer
Ralph T. Desiderio .... producer
Original Music by
Robert G. Orpin 
Cinematography by
R. Kent Evans 
Makeup Department
Larry Kolber .... Miss Caffaro's hair styles
Carol Ann Young .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard Rothery .... production manager (as Richard J. Rothery)
Art Department
Betsy Evans .... property master
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... sound mixer
Harry Glass .... sound effects supervisor (as Harry D. Glass)
Raymond G. St. Clair .... sound recordist (as Ray St. Clair)
Bill Wood .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Desiderio .... grip
Paul Desiderio .... grip
Fitzhugh Emerson III .... grip (as Fitz Emerson)
Oscar Marek .... grip
Robert G. Orpin .... assistant camera operator (as Bob Orpin)
Robert Putnam .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Dykeman .... wardrobe
Music Department
Harry Glass .... music supervisor (as Harry D. Glass)
Robert G. Orpin .... conductor
Robert G. Orpin .... music arranger
Other crew
Betsy Evans .... script supervisor
Edward La Pidus .... troubleshooter (as Edward Lapidus)
Joel Vogel .... assistant to the producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Little Girls Lost" - UK (video title)
"Ginger" - Greece (festival title)
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90 min | Netherlands:102 min
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Film debut of Tracey Walter.See more »
Ginger:Generally only guys look at me like that, but it's a free country.
Vicki:This country may be free, but this town belongs to Rex, and Rex belongs to me, and Rodney belongs to Liz, and that's the way it is.
Ginger:That's very good... free, me, Liz, is. Say, which one does the jungle bunny belong to?
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Cheap, Sleazy, with No Redeeming Value--I Loved It!, 7 August 2004
Author: John Nail (ascheland) from United States

"Ginger"'s plot is flimsy, the dialog is wretched, its sentiment very un-PC (and just a tad bit racist), its look cheap, and the acting... um, well, I'll be kind and say a few people at least try to say their lines with feeling. Yet despite all these things going against it, I was thoroughly entertained.

Cheri Caffaro, the star of this made-in-New Jersey sexploitation "thriller," is largely what held my attention. Nearly a foot taller than any of her co-stars, with a slim figure, long-bleached blond hair and nearly non-existent eyebrows, Caffaro is more handsome than pretty or sexy. She could easily be mistaken for a transsexual ("Ginger: The Gender Avenger"--now THAT would've really been interesting). As an actress she's... better than some of the other non-actors in this movie, but she's got presence. Her "seductive" dance in a nightclub is a camp classic--made more so by her visually offensive pink outfit. There's a lot of sex and nudity, and more than a passing nod to bondage enthusiasts, with three scenes that have characters handcuffed or tied to beds, including the late Calvin Culver, better known as gay porn star Casey Donovan. Perhaps Culver/Donovan's work in hardcore movies is why he didn't balk at being shown Full Monty. Viewers also get treated to an anemic cat fight on the beach and some tepid lesbian bonding. Though all the sex is decidedly un-erotic, these scenes certainly work better than "Ginger"'s clumsy action sequences.

"Ginger" kind of plays like a relic from the porno chic era, only minus any hardcore content. Even the opening credits, with our heroine cruising the Jersey Turnpike in her gold Corvette, had me thinking of the title sequence of "Deep Throat" (yes, I know "Deep Throat" was released a year later, but I saw it before "Ginger"). And like a pornographic film, "Ginger" has absolutely no redeeming social value. And I enjoyed every minute of it!

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