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Director: Greg Corarito
Label: Something Weird Video
At the height of Prohibition, dapper playboy gangster Steve Desmond owns and operates "the biggest bootleg liquor distribution company in Chicago’s east side." Problem is, "Fats" Percelli wants in and Fats is just about the meanest sonofabitch in gangland. He barks out contracts on people’s lives the way beer-guzzlers belch. Half-crippled and sadistic as hell, Fats seems more than a match for anyone except, perhaps, The Fabulous Bastard from Chicago...
Tough-talking gun molls, heart-of-gold whores, Charlestoning flappers, GARY KENT, old-time autos, speakeasies, tommy-gun slayings -- ratta-tat-tat -- and the fabulous JOHN ALDERMAN as the titular bastard, one of the best and most accomplished actors ever to appear in a skin flick.
And, yes, yes, of course, there’s sex. More hot bantering softcore sex than the Supreme Court could shake a stick at in 1969. Like, when a zealous band of Temperance Union reformers raid the local speakeasy, their twats in an uproar over illegal booze, their reforming zeal is abruptly de-sublimated in a full-scale orgy that gives a new meaning to the phrase "pickles and beaver" (especially with a jar of kosher dills conveniently at hand)...
Meanwhile, Fats puts the screws to bastard Steve’s fabulous operation as the corpses keep piling up. Then our fabulous bastard gets a fabulous idea, hops in a biplane that takes him to Miami, and turns all his bastard playboy charm on Fats’ beloved daughter, Nancy. Not a good idea. Especially when Steve really falls for her and, in a dramatic showdown with Fats & company outside a remote Indiana farmhouse, cars explode and bullets fly and everyone gets shot to shit...
Booze, broads, bullets, and even cameos from sexploitation legends DAN SONNEY as a bartender ("Get outta here, you bitch you, before I break the goddamn bottle over your head!") and tough guy DAVID F. FRIEDMAN, making a bet with his bookie. From GREG CORARITO, the director of Diamond Stud and Wanda, the Sadistic Hypnotist, and fabulously transferred from the 35mm bastard negative.
-- PJ Hagopian