|ELLIE (director: Peter Wittman; screenwriter: Glen Allen Smith; cinematographer: George Tirl; editor: John Davis; music: Bob Pickering; cast: Shelley Winters (Cora), Sheila Kennedy (Ellie Mae), Edward Albert (Tom), George Gobel (Preacher), Pat Paulsen (Sheriff Pete), Ouida White (Beatrice), Tom Matts (Sidney Jackson), Patrick Tovatt (Art), James Gaspard (Billy), Robert Keith (Frank), Frank H. Miller (Wally); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Francine Rudine; Vestron (Troma Entertainment); 1984)|
|"This pic isn't bad, it's awful."
by Dennis Schwartz
dramedy directed by Peter Wittman ("Play
Dead") and written by Glen Allen Smith. I guess this
soft-core sex flick is supposed to be a black comedy,
but really was made to show the titular star prance
around in her undies.
set in the rural south.
voluptuous Ellie Mae (Sheila Kennedy, Penthouse pet of
the year) suspects her overdressed with finery
stepmother Cora (Shelley Winters) and her three
pervert stepbrothers (Edward Albert, James
Gaspard and Robert Keith) killed her wheelchair-bound
father and vows revenge. It seems Cora and the boys
regularly knock off Cora's husbands for their money,
only this time the family must deal with someone
prepared to avenge the victim's death by using her
body as a way to get even with them.
Gobel is the preacher. Pat Paulsen is the sheriff. Tom
Matts plays the brother and lover of Winters.
pic isn't bad, it's awful.
REVIEWED ON 3/17/2015 GRADE: C-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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