The Ritz
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With The Ritz, Terrence McNally's hit Broadway play of the same name is cinematized by director Richard Lester. Jack Weston plays Gaetano Proclo, a minor mob flunky who's been targeted for elimination by his brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci (Jerry Stiller). Gaetano takes refuge in what he thinks is a Turkish bath. Actually, it's The Pits. That's the name, "The Pits" -- a gay bathhouse (this is the pre-AIDS era), where the exquisitely awful Googie Gomez (Rita Moreno) entertains the homosexual patrons with her ear-splitting renditions of such show tunes as… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

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"OK version of the play enlivened by occasional flashes of Lester creativity."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Funny version of the Broadway show. Look for an early Treat Williams appearance."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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