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Downtown - Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt (1975)

Somewhere in sunny Puerto Rico: private detective Al Pereira has seen far better days in his professional life. He would need more jobs, because his cash is almost empty. One day he meets ... See full summary »

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Jesús Franco (as Wolfgang Frank)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jesús Franco ... Al Pereira / private detective
Lina Romay ... Cynthia / Wife
Paul Muller ... Mendoza / Inspector
Martine Stedil ... Lola
Beni Cardoso ... Rita
Eric Falk ... Carlos Rivas
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Pepe
Monica Swinn ... Olga Ramos / Wife
Ronald Weiss Ronald Weiss ... Criminal Assistant
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martina Domingo Martina Domingo ... Stripper
Peggy Markoff Peggy Markoff ... Lady at the bar
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Somewhere in sunny Puerto Rico: private detective Al Pereira has seen far better days in his professional life. He would need more jobs, because his cash is almost empty. One day he meets the obscure, mysterious Cynthia, who promises a lucrative job. Pereira is supposed to oversee a notorious businessman and politician named Ramos, as Cynthia assumes that he is cheating on her, and Pereira is said to shoot proof-footage of strangers. An easy job, as Pereira seems, and he gets to work. But the lady who gave him the job seems to play a double game and pulls him into a murderous affair. In any case, Pereira one day finds Ramos dead and now has the police on his neck, which suspected him of killing the politician. Apparently, Pereira was the last person to have seen Ramos alive, because he snapped the foreigner in a unique position during the lovemaking and then sneaked out of his house. To prove his innocence, Pereira goes with the investigating Police Inspector to the widow of Ramos, to... Written by lament

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

23 July 1976 (West Germany) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Downtown? Downbeat
31 May 2006 | by John_MclarenSee all my reviews

I am a self-confessed Franco fan, but this little number from his mid period (in my view his most creative) does not rank up there with his best.

He wheels out the "Barbed Wire Dolls"/"Women in Prison" team for a less edgy exercise than these WIP outings. Yes, Lina Romay, Monika Swinn and Martine Stedile are all there- and yes they get naked (a lot). However it is all curiously unerotic and the plot and love scenes are all painted by numbers. There is none of the sharp edges of his WIP flicks-and frankly it is less fun for that. Just a lot of hotel bedrooms, interior and close-up gynae shots.

Franco himself stars as Al Perreira (a private detective) in this one. He doesn't get naked. At least we are all thankful for that .....


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