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Cry Uncle1971

Cry Uncle (1971)





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A private detective is hired to study an alleged blackmailing scheme, but discovers that he is involved himself in the plot.

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Allen Garfield
as Jake Masters
David Kirk
as Jason Dominic
Jackson Beck
as Narrator
Maureen Byrnes
as Lena Right
Lloyd Kaufman
as 2nd Hippie
Marcia Jean Kurtz
as Russian Girl
Bruce Pecheur
as Larry Caulk
Jan Saint
as Bar Tender
Paul Sorvino
as Coughing Cop
Frank Vitale
as 1st Hippie
Patricia Wheel
as Keith's Mother
Sean Walsh
as Sprigg
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Critic Reviews for Cry Uncle

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Director John G. Avildsen directs his actors in the same manner that a red light may be said to direct patrons. No matter. Pornography is customarily, in Nabokov's fine phrase, a copulation of clich├ęs.

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Audience Reviews for Cry Uncle

A detective movie distributed by Troma can't just be a normal detective movie, this one's got crazy sex-obsessed characters, and the story involves a porn actress' murder. Very early 70s! It's funny in that soft core exploitation kinda way, and I enjoyed it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Fans of Rocky and The Karate Kid probably don't know this, but the Oscar-winning director responsible for both mainstream cocklewarmers was making some very weird sh*t in the early 70s. Before coming down with a terminal case of Good Taste, Avildsen had cranked out the superior sex comedy Guess What We Learned In School Today? (1969) and the classic Summer of Hate film Joe (1970), starring Peter Boyle as a blue collar hippie-killer, and Cry Uncle, a totally whacked-out and very black private-eye spoof marketed as a sex film since you couldn't do much else with its then porno-only X rating. Tubby Jewish comedian Allen Garfield (you'll recognize the face, guaranteed)plays the "Super Dick' hired by a millionaire suspect in a murder case. The investigation soon becomes a trail of dead bodies, including one Garfield has sex with, thinking she's a comatose junkie! Troma president Lloyd Kaufman was production assistant, as with all early Avildsen films from Joe onwards, and plays the bearded hippie on LSD in a motel room. A bad taste masterpiece, Troma later distributed the film, displaying a rare flash of good taste on their part!

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

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