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This is a smarmy, leering sex-comedy from director [[Performer~P98559~John D. Lamond~johndlamond]], who had done much better with 1978's erotic [[Feature~V173722~Felicity~felicity[tvseries]]]. [[Performer~P6901~Graeme Blundell~graemeblundell]], star of the similarly raunchy [[Feature~V1748~Alvin Purple~alvinpurple]], 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 [[Performer~P32289~Benny Hill~bennyhill]] 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 ([[Performer~P68272~Robin Stewart~robinstewart]]) who is sleeping with two stewardesses, and many dumb penis jokes. [[Performer~P98559~Lamond~johndlamond]] returned to the genre with A Slice of Life (1982), then made a failed mainstream film, [[Feature~V7000~Breakfast in Paris~breakfastinparis]] (1982), before wisely abstaining from directing for the next 10 years. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi


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


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