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Pets (1973)

R | | Drama | February 1974 (USA)
Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an ... See full summary »

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Raphael Nussbaum

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David Bowen (additional dialogue), Raphael Nussbaum (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ed Bishop ... Vincent Stackman
Joan Blackman ... Geraldine Mills
Candice Rialson ... Bonnie (as Candy Rialson)
Teri Guzman Teri Guzman ... Pat (as Teri Guzmán)
Frank Parker ... Dan Daubrey (as Bret Parker)
Matt Green Matt Green ... Ron the Burglar
Mike Cartel Mike Cartel ... Bonnie's Brother
K.T. Stevens ... Mrs. Daubrey
Roberto Contreras ... The Gardener
Berry Kroeger ... The Art Connoisseur (as Barry Kroeger)
Rodney Wallace Rodney Wallace ... Hoodlum
George Wells George Wells ... Hoodlum
Chuck Wells Chuck Wells ... Hoodlum
Yvonne Alaniz Yvonne Alaniz ... Hoodlum
Walton Dornisch ... The Hitchhiker
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Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an object: violent criminal Pat makes Bonnie help her kidnap the middle-aged Dan Daubrey; domineering lesbian painter Geraldine Mills wants Bonnie to be her kept girl and uses her as a model; and wicked misogynistic rich sicko Vincent Stackman desires poor Bonnie as the ultimate prized possession in his menagerie of caged female animals he keeps locked up in the basement of his swanky remote mansion. Written by Woodyanders

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Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1974 (USA) See more »

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Dalia Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 65822 delivered on 16-1-1975. See more »

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Rialson Makes This Sexploitation Picture
11 July 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Pets (1973)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Bonnie (Candice Rialson) ran away from home but her older brother is forcing her back. When Bonnie gets her chance she escapes from him and heads back out on her own where life takes her in a few different directions and with a few different strange people.

PETS is a film that tells you a little of what to expect just by looking at its poster. The poster with a scantly clad lady is clearly telling people that they're walking into a sexploitation film but if you're expecting all T&A and nothing else then you might be disappointed because PETS actually tries to be a character study and I think for the most part it works well.

There's no doubt that the greatest thing about the picture is the performance of Rialson. Is she in the same league as Meryl Streep? Of course not but then again this type of film isn't asking for that type of performance. I thought the actress was very believable in the part and there's no question that she was very easy on the eyes and this here made the sexploitation works flawlessly. Her character has to act with several others and there's no doubt that Rialson just controls the film throughout.

There's no doubt that the film does have some flaws including a few characters that aren't all that interesting but at the same time the movie delivers a rather interesting look at a runaway and the various bad situations she finds herself in. Is PETS a masterpiece? No but it's at least entertaining and worth watching.


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