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Awesome: 11.11%
Worth A Look: 11.11%
Average: 11.11%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap66.67%

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Squeeze Play
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by Chris Parry

"Just because you have a camera doesn't mean you should use it."
1 stars

A beyond lame Z-grade effort from Troma doyen Lloyd Kaufman, Squeeze Play has just one thing going for it. No, scratch that, I can’t even think of one reason to watch this bad, bad, bad movie about a men’s softball team being taken on by a women’s team.

Take a whole bunch of women in shorts and T-shirts that have had enough of their men spending more time on the diamond than in the sack. Add a bunch of retarded males who seem to share the same thought patterns as your average Cro-Magnon man. Stir them together with a very low budget and you’ve got the makings of a seriously crappy film.

Like the works of Russ Meyer, Kaufman’s directorial style involves an abundance of quick sight gags, 98% of which fall flat, as well as terrible acting by people who would never see the front side of a camera again. Where Kaufman manages to score points is in the sheer ridiculousness of it all – it’s just really hard to look away.

I could tell you who is in the movie but really there’s no point. You’ve never seen them before; you’ll never see them again. I’d be giving you the names of plumbers and insurance salesmen, so really, what’s the point?

The flick culminates in a big game that’s supposedly going to decide which is the stronger sex, when in actual fact the game has as much relevance to the battle of the sexes as the Eastside Dubuque Mixed Doubles Bowling League. Kaufman tries to pass this off as an ‘empowering of the chicks’ movie, when in actual fact the proliferation of close-up crotch shots and gratuitous butt stares point to it being an obvious T&A affair.

Sure, it was probably shot for almost nothing in a week and a half. Yes, it was intended for a far more forgiving drive-in movie audience. But it’s still the most awful shite. And that’s being kind.

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originally posted: 11/21/02 16:50:41
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User Comments

3/16/09 Josie Cotton is a goddess Very funny. I really liked the soft-ball-in-the ass. 4 stars
4/01/03 Scott This movie is hilarious, Kaufman at his pre Toxie best. 5 stars
6/20/02 YumYumKing It had funny moments, but had some boring moments. 3 stars
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  10-Jul-1980 (R)
  DVD: 17-Jul-2001


  02-Feb-1981 (MA)

Directed by
  Lloyd Kaufman

Written by
  Haim Pekelis

  Jim Harris
  Jennifer Hetrick
  Rick Gitlin
  Helen Campitelli
  Rick Khan
  Diana Valentien

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