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  • To the Bone
  • Zero 3
  • Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer
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  • You are the Sea
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  • Pagani
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  • Feminista
  • Temporary Queens: Ladies from Dusk till Dawn
  • My Body is Political
  • Ne avete di finocchi in casa?
  • William, the New Judo Master
  • National Theatre Live: Angels in America
  • 100 Men

200 Motels

USA, English, 98 mins

  • Director: Tony Palmer; Frank Zappa
  • Writer: Frank Zappa; Tony Palmer
  • Producer: Herb Cohen; Jerry D. Good

CGiii Comment

When the dribbling excesses of the 60s hit the big screen - this is what you get - a catastrophic piece of ego-driven trash.

Zappa, and it may be attributed to drugs, has no discernible talent for writing dialogue or direction.

He may have written the odd good song - the stress being on the odd.

The dippy-hippy trend has traveled less far than all the other trends..........all that tie-die dying out............bless.

And......the music is crap.

And......Ringo Starr - a talentless drummer and a talentless actor.

When watching this now.......do old hippies feel as if they may have been conned?

Cast & Characters

The Mothers of Invention;
Theodore Bikel as Rance Muhammitz / Dave;
Keith Moon as The Hot Nun;
Janet Neville-Ferguson as Groupie;
Lucy Offerall as Groupie;
Jimmy Carl Black as Lonesome Cowboy Burt;
Martin Lickert as Jeff;
Dick Barber as Bif Debris - The Vacuum Cleaner;
Don Preston as Don;
Pamela Des Barres as Interviewer;
Ruth Underwood as Fake Drummer;
Judy Gridley as Chorus Leader;
Ringo Starr as Larry The Dwarf / Frank Zappa;
George Duke as Member of Mothers of Invention;
Aynsley Dunbar as Member of Mothers of Invention

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