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UP YOUR TEDDY BEAR

Director Don Joslyn
Year 1970
Starring Julie Newmar, Wally Cox, Victor Buono
Rating R
Run Time 89min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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You want weird? Try this one on for size, tough guy.

Wally Cox, who provided Underdog's voice in the '60s cartoon series, stars as a mild mannered clerk who has a genius for making toys. Julie 'Catwoman' Newmar plays 'Mother', the head of a huge toy conglomerate, who wants to hire Wally.

He refuses because the slinky Miss Newmar reminds him so much of his own mother (no wonder he's got problems). So she orders her assistant Skippy, played by 350- pound Victor Buono, to break down his resistance by providing him with an endless succession of prostitutes.

That would be enough but the movie throws in at no extra charge Wally's kinky infantile dream sequences featuring Newmar as his mother. And (Oh no!) elephantine Victor Buono in drag.

Some comedies just push everything too far - this is definitely one of those movies. It's full of big, cartoon-influenced, surreal comedy sequences that sometimes work and sometimes fall flat. But it's always manic, interesting, and so, so strange. (Lars)

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