|UP YOUR ALLEY (director/writer: Bob Logan; screenwriters: Murray Langston/Darrell Vickers/Andrew Nicholls; cinematographer: Mark Melville; editor: Tom Siiter; music: Paul Ventimiglia; cast: Linda Blair (Vicky Adderly), Murray Langston (David), Ruth Buzzi (Marilyn), Johnny Dark (Nick), Bob Zany (Sonny), Jack Hanrahan (Joe), Glen Vincent (Lance), Kevin Benton (Yakov Smirnoff), Melisa Shear (Pauline), Kent Perkins (Detective); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Murray Langston; Lions Gate; 1989)|
fluff film looks as bad as it is."
by Dennis Schwartz
romantic comedy about street people. Bob Logan ("Repossessed"/"Yard
4") directs and the comedian
Murray Langston co-stars and writes the
Blair plays Vicky Adderly, a yuppy novice LA reporter
who goes undercover in the street as a homeless person
to tell their story. While looking to make a name for
herself by breaking a big story, she encounters a
bunch of colorful street characters such as the
chatterbox Sonny (Bob Zany), the femme fatale Marilyn
(Ruth Buzzi) and the confused
Russian (Kevin Benton). Most
fancifully she encounters a cute comical drifter David
(Murray Langston, called The
Unknown Comic) that leads to romantic moments. Vicky
also helps solve a murder involving a serial killer,
and thereby gets her big story.
fluff film looks as bad as it is. But for those who
care to see Blair without make-up and without being
possessed or raped, this is your chance.
REVIEWED ON 3/12/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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