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The Ritz

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Director: Richard Lester,

Cast: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller


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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

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The Ritz 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The very first time I saw this movie "circa 1979" was at a shopping mall theatre, people actually got up and left. I on the other hand was HOWLING in my seat. When it was released on VHS I could'nt wait to get my copy. I watched it so many times I may have worn out the tape and can literally recite all the lines of the movie. Somewhat of a dated movie now and way before the aids crises began this movie brings all the "euphemisim's" that go along with the gay culture of the era. If anyone wants to take a retro look at these wonderful characters this is the movie to buy. I'm reserving my DVD copy and pitching my worn out VHS tape. BUY IT! you won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
See this film...if only for Rita Moreno's brilliant and hysterical performance as no-talent singer Googie Gomez. Her rendition of "Everything's Coming Up Roses" will stay with you forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the funniest movies I have even seen. A great cast including muli-award winning Ritz Moreno, this 1976 comedy is long overdue to be released on DVD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the more strange movies in the universe that hardly anyone has seen. The performances are all superb, be it that the characters are among the strangest in the universe. With Rita Morena as Googie Gomez, the downtroden Broadway wannebe, belting out the most bizarre rendition of ''Everything's Coming Up Roses'' (''Heveryting's Comin' Up Hroses for me and for jew'') along with Treat Williams as the undercover detective whose voice never changed from when he was a young boy, it's a surprise that Jack Weston's Gaetamo survives at all.