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The Ritz (1976)

R
91 min | Comedy

On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued amorously by "chubby ...See moreOn his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued amorously by "chubby chaser" Paul B. Price and by entertainer Googie Gomez who believes him to be a broadway producer. His guides through the Ritz are gatekeeper Abe, habitue Chris, and bellhop/go-go-boys Tiger and Duff. Squeaky-voiced detective Michael Brick and his employer Carmine do locate Gateano at the Ritz, as does his wife Vivian. Written by Ed Stephan See less
Director
Richard Lester (directed by)
Writer
Terrence McNally (screenplay by) (based upon the play by)
Producer
Denis O'Dell (produced by)
Composer
Ken Thorne (music composed by)
Cinematographer
Paul Wilson (photographed by)
Casting Director
Production Designer
Philip Harrison (as Phillip Harrison)
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Updated Aug 12, 1976

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Aug 12, 1976 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Jack Weston
Gaetano Proclo Gaetano Proclo   See fewer
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Rita Moreno
Googie Gomez Googie Gomez   See fewer
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Jerry Stiller
Carmine Vespucci Carmine Vespucci   See fewer
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Kaye Ballard
Vivian Proclo Vivian Proclo   See fewer
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Paul B. Price
Claude Claude   See fewer
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Treat Williams
Michael Brick Michael Brick   See fewer
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John Everson
Tiger (as John Everson, John Mark Everson) Tiger (as John Everson, John Mark Everson)   See fewer
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Bessie Love
Maurine Maurine   See fewer
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Tony De Santis
Balloon Man Balloon Man   See fewer
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Ben Aris
Patron With Bicycle Patron With Bicycle   See fewer
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Peter Butterworth
Patron In Chaps Patron In Chaps   See fewer
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Ronnie Brody
Small Patron Small Patron   See fewer
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Hal Galili
Patron With Cigar (as Hal Gallili) Patron With Cigar (as Hal Gallili)   See fewer
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George Coulouris
Old Man Vespucci Old Man Vespucci   See fewer
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Leon Greene
Muscle Bound Patron Muscle Bound Patron   See fewer
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Freddie Earlle
Disgruntled Patron (as Freddie Earle) Disgruntled Patron (as Freddie Earle)   See fewer
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Hugh Fraser
Disc Jockey Disc Jockey   See fewer
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Bart Allison
Old Priest Old Priest   See fewer
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Samantha Weysom
Gilda Proclo Gilda Proclo   See fewer
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Richard Holmes
Pianist Pianist   See fewer
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Bob Sherman
Patron (scenes deleted) Patron (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Laurie Goode
Hotel Guest (uncredited) Hotel Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nicholas Mele
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 1,909 votes