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On DVD: Nov. 18, 2014 | On Blu-ray: TBD

Pacific Banana Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This is a smarmy, leering sex-comedy from director John D. Lamond, who had done much better with 1978's erotic John D. Lamond. Graeme Blundell, star of the similarly raunchy Graeme Blundell, plays a nerd named Martin who sneezes whenever a woman turns him on, causing impotence. After an unsuccessful tryst with the boss's wife, Martin is sent to Tahiti on Banana Airlines. At this point, hilarity is supposed to ensue. It doesn't. Instead, what follows is the sort of drooling idiocy that would make even Benny Hill blush, as "randy" stewardesses "drop their knickers" while the offscreen narrator engages in supposedly saucy commentary of the "wink-wink, nudge-nudge" variety. There's body-painting, a stud pilot (Robin Stewart) who is sleeping with two stewardesses, and many dumb penis jokes. Lamond returned to the genre with A Slice of Life (1982), then made a failed mainstream film, Lamond (1982), before wisely abstaining from directing for the next 10 years. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast

Graeme Blundell
as Martin
Deborah Gray
Alyson Best
as Mandy
Helen Hemingway
Luan Peters
as Candy
Alan Hopgood
as Sir Harry Blandings
Audine Leith
as Lady Blandings
Alan Hopgood
as Sir Harry Blandings

Crew

Alan Hopgood
Screenwriter
Garry Wapshott
Cinematographer
Ray Daley
Editor
Russell Hurley
Editor
Herbert Pinter
Production Designer
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