The Ritz

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy Musical
  • Release year: 1976
  • Running time: 91 min
Rates are low, décor is rococco art deco and the clientele is...convivial. As a Cleveland sanitation company owner reasons, this New York all-male bathhouse is ideal for hiding from his murderous brother-in-law. But what this new arrival and his fellow... read more
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Rates are low, décor is rococco art deco and the clientele is...convivial. As a Cleveland sanitation company owner reasons, this New York all-male bathhouse is ideal for hiding from his murderous brother-in-law. But what this new arrival and his fellow patrons get is an exercise in manic mayhem from director Richard Lester, bringing Terrence McNally’s hit Broadway farce to spicy screen life. Adding more spice are five cast members of the stage original: Jack Weston, Jerry Stiller, F. Murray Abraham, Paul B. Price and especially Rita Moreno as clueless Googie Gomez, the role for which she captured a Tony Award. Kaye Ballard and Treat Williams add to the tasty guest list. Check into The Ritz. You’ve got roomfuls of laughter to check out.

Original Release

08/12/1976

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Cast

F. Murray Abraham Chris
Jack Weston Gaetano Proclo
Jerry Stiller Carmine Vespucci
Kaye Ballard Vivian Proclo
Rita Moreno Googie Gomez
Treat Williams Michael Brick
Paul B. Price Claude
Bessie Love Maurine
George Coulouris Old Man Vespucci
Dave King Abe
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Lester

Writers

Terrence McNally

Cast

F. Murray Abraham Chris
Jack Weston Gaetano Proclo
Jerry Stiller Carmine Vespucci
Kaye Ballard Vivian Proclo
Rita Moreno Googie Gomez
Treat Williams Michael Brick
Paul B. Price Claude
Bessie Love Maurine
George Coulouris Old Man Vespucci
Dave King Abe
John Everson Tiger (as John Everson) (as John Mark Everson)
John Ratzenberger Patron
Peter Butterworth Patron In Chaps
Hugh Fraser Disc Jockey
Tony De Santis Balloon Man
Laurie Goode Hotel Guest
Nicholas Mele Taxi Driver
Bob Sherman Patron (scenes deleted)
Christopher J. Brown Duff
Ben Aris Patron With Bicycle

Producers

Editors

John Bloom

1977 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1977 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1977 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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