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31 May 1974 (Canada) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Iain Ewing ... Dave, the pimp
Tom Celli ... Tom, the defrocked priest
Amanda Slone ... Simone
Bree Cole ... Simone's Girlfriend
Donna Schuman ... Marybeth
John Kennedy ... Eric
Sam Smith ... Priest
Calla Bianca ... Stripper
Liz Morgan ... Joan
Lyn Walker ... Bodyguard
Lolita ... Masseuse
Rosalind Adams ... Girl in Dream
David Turnstey ... Teller
John Clement ... Policeman
Stan Ross ... Informer
Jack Lalonde ... Bar Manager
Gloria ... Hitchhiker
Susan Murray ... Hitchhiker
Kenny Gord ... Producer at Audition
Elise Stead ... Kid on Beach (as Emily Steed)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kia Heywood

Directed by
Ed Hunt 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Iain Ewing 
Ed Hunt 

Produced by
Iain Ewing .... producer
Nicky Fran .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Jock Brandis 
Film Editing by
Raphael Bendahan 
Michael Gregg 
Ed Hunt 
Production Management
Ken Dancyger .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liz Morgan .... assistant director
John Williamson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ian Burchill .... props
Sound Department
Charles Ragnell .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
John Clement .... gaffer
Mark Irwin .... assistant camera
Alar Kivilo .... camera operator
Keith Lock .... key grip
John Williamson .... still photographer
Editorial Department
David Troster .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bo Diddley .... music supervisor
Other crew
Ashok Charles .... production assistant


Additional Details

93 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec)


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
low-end softcore trash, but it's got a brain, 18 May 2009
Author: jonathan-577 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

An ex-pimp and an ex-priest meet through the thin walls of their apartment building, and hatch a cool idea - let's be as decadent as possible for one week, and then flip a coin to see who kills themselves. Even in this very primitive early work, you can see Ed Hunt's wheels turning - there are few exploitation filmmakers out there with a more unpredictable imagination, and while this is definitely a softcore porn film, there's also no question that this movie is ABOUT something. It's a study of decadence, not (just) an exercise in it. These guys may think it's a cool idea to kidnap some girl and rape her, but it's just an excuse for them to talk about how afterwards they feel kinda empty inside; they yell 'nice tits' at a girl who has just finished a long monologue about how she can't even kill herself right. Without the outrageous sci-fi trappings that later gave full play to his imagination, here Hunt bends your mind with an anticlerical sex-on-the-altar scene (regrettably disembowelled by some censor in the only copy you're likely to find - they seem to have torn the offending content out with their teeth). It's a depressingly nihilist piece of work, that's for sure, and the acting is awful in that softcore way, but you can see an inquisitive craftsmanship shining through the cracks nonetheless. Gets an extra star for the uber-funky soundtrack provided by BO DIDDLEY of all people!!!

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