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The Ritz

Author: Richard LesterDenis O'DellTerrence McNallyJack WestonRita MorenoAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With The Ritz, Terrence McNally's hit Broadway play of the same name is cinematized by director Richard Lester. Jack Weston plays Gaetano Proclo, a minor mob flunky who's been targeted for elimination by his brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci (Jerry Stiller). Gaetano takes refuge in what he thinks is a Turkish bath. Actually, it's The Pits. That's the name, "The Pits"--A gay bathhouse (this is the pre-AIDS era),  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Farces
Comedy films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Comedy
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lester; Denis O'Dell; Terrence McNally; Jack Weston; Rita Moreno; Jerry Stiller; Kaye Ballard; F Murray Abraham; Treat Williams; George Coulouris; Dave King; Paul B Price; Warner Home Video (Firm); Warner Bros. Entertainment.
ISBN: 1419864416 9781419864414
OCLC Number: 191912135
Language Note: English; English and French subtitles; subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1976.
Based on the play by Terence McNally.
Special features include a theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Paul Wilson ; editor, John Bloom ; music, Ken Thorne.
Performer(s): Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, Treat Williams, F. Murray Abraham, George Coulouris, Dave King, Paul B. Price.
Target Audience: MPAA rating R ; for nudity, adult situations, strong sexual content, and adult language.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (enhanced) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Richard Lester film ; produced by Denis O'Dell ; screenplay by Terrence McNally ; directed by Richard Lester.

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"With The Ritz, Terrence McNally's hit Broadway play of the same name is cinematized by director Richard Lester. Jack Weston plays Gaetano Proclo, a minor mob flunky who's been targeted for elimination by his brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci (Jerry Stiller). Gaetano takes refuge in what he thinks is a Turkish bath. Actually, it's The Pits. That's the name, "The Pits"--A gay bathhouse (this is the pre-AIDS era), where the exquisitely awful Googie Gomez (Rita Moreno) entertains the homosexual patrons with her ear-splitting renditions of such show tunes as "Everything's Coming Up Roses." Hoping to save his neck by pretending to be gay, Gaetano effusively praises Googie. Assuming that he is a big-time Broadway producer, she plays up to him. Everything would be hunky-dory, except that the bathhouse is owned by the very mob that has put a contract on Gaetano. What follows is an old-fashioned door-slamming farce, except that there are no doors to slam."--www.allmovie.com.

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