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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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Additional Details

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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Did You Know?

Film debut of Tracey Walter.See more »
Ginger:You like white ass, don't you Jimmy?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 19 (1998) (V)See more »


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Make no mistake - this IS a bad movie ... but !, 15 February 2016
Author: IndustriousAngel from Austria

There's something special about the three "Ginger" movies, something I'd very much like to see re-made or re-tried with today's sensibilities and a bigger budget. While "Ginger" is, by far, the worst of the three ("The Abductors" and "Girls are made for Loving" are actually completely watchable B-movie fare albeit with a strong sexual / sadomasochistic touch), the idiosyncrasies which made this series stand out among other, more forgettable drive-in fare, are already there in part 1. The premise of a female hero not only surviving in an otherwise men's world (and genre) but positively calling the shots is extremely rare even today. In "Haywire", Gina Carrano is bashing male stars left and right, but she is far from "calling the shots" - neither does she sexually predate like Ginger does. The same goes for Angelina Jolie's "Salt". In fact, Ginger is maybe the nearest we get in movie history to what was otherwise a very male role-model. (This is probably why she was called "the female James Bond" although she's not a secret agent at all). And while today's killing ladies are as a rule ridiculous (even Carrano - trained in martial arts - looked silly beating up guys double her weigth), Ginger very rarely relies on beating someone up - she works the weapons of a woman as well as guns, poison, traps or whatever it takes to take her opponents out. Disturbing but, in a refreshing way, at least halfway realistic!

A word on acting: As mentioned, the two follow-up movies are much better, "Ginger" otoh sports acting that can only be described as a-tro-cious. Except for Cheri Caffaro herself, she's neither a top-model nor a great actress but she has screen presence in spades (a bit like Schwarzenegger) and there are a few scenes in here (the killings of Rodney and Jimmy for instance) where she comes over truly menacing and mesmerizing. Part of her screen presence may be thanks to her tall body - maybe the other actors were cast so they were a bit smaller but she does own every scene she's in.

So, while I can't really recommend this slow-paced and cheaply-made stinker to anyone on its own merits, there are certain qualities in there which are really interesting and some themes which I would liked explored in future productions.

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