The Ritz
The Ritz (1976)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1976
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Armond White
Out Magazine

Rewatching it triggered my rediscovery of that period in film history when gay subjects were just gaining visibility and mainstream mediamakers were advancing recognition at the same time as the out-front cultural progress of disco.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

OK version of the play enlivened by occasional flashes of Lester creativity.

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Funny version of the Broadway show. Look for an early Treat Williams appearance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A very funny comedy movie, with a great story and good actors. I really liked it.
jay nixon
Very much a time capsule of a bygone era, everybody is enjoyably over the top but any time Rita Moreno shows up she blows everyone else off the screen in a… More
Walter M.
On the run from his murderous brother-in-law Carmine(Jerry Stiller), Gaetano(Jack Weston) seeks refuge in the last place he would look for him, a gay bath house… More