Up! (1976)

Up!

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Nobody is what they seem to be in this dizzying Russ Meyer feature, and everyone is a suspect. The reclusive Adolf Schwartz (Edward Schaaf) pays for weird pansexual pleasures performed by an interracial group of prostitutes. Later, Schwartz (who bears more than a passing resemblance to a more infamous Adolf) is found murdered in his bath, the victim of a hungry piranha. That same morning, Margo Winchester (Raven de la Croix) is jogging on a mountain pass when she's abducted and raped by a local … More

Rating: NC-17
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy, Adult
Directed By:
Written By: Roger Ebert, Anthony James-Ryan, Russ Meyer, Jim Ryan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 3, 1996
Runtime:
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Cast


as The Headsperson (as ...

as Adolph Schwartz

as The Ethopian Chef

as The Headsperson (as ...

as Limehouse

as Sweet Li'l Alice

as Margo Winchester

as The Nimrod

as Homer Johnson

as Chesty Young Thing

as Leonard Box

as Rafe

as Pocohontas

as The Commissioner

as The Greek Chorus

as Hitchcock (uncredite...

as Homer Johnson
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Critic Reviews for Up!

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This excoriating satire fairly drips with contempt for the hardcore porn industry

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
CinePassion

July 18, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | August 17, 2007
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

Audience Reviews for Up!

The startling first 15 minutes of this movie are the single greatest revenge on Adolf Hitler in cinema history, a brilliant example of Russ Meyer at his best, easily worthy of 5 stars. Unfortunately, what follows is not pacey or imaginative enough to qualify as vintage Meyer. Kitten Natividad's Greek Chorus, popping up occasionally to remind us of the redundant murder-mystery at the core of the plot, only emphasises the repetitiveness of it all. Though as cartoonish as ever, the violence feels more mean-spirited than usual, and the over-wordy script spoils the climax.

harrycaul
Stephen M

Super Reviewer

"Up!" is dismal, even by Russ Meyer standards. The film opens with a ridiculous S&M sequence -- featuring a farcical Nazi named "Adolf Schwartz" -- that barely seems connected to the rest of the story, then becomes a sloppy, whodunnit tale set in a small, woodsy town. There's a horny couple who runs a café, a horny policeman, a horny lumberjack, a horny girl who wanders onto the scene to stir things up...well, face it. These folks are just plain horny. Meanwhile, Kitten Natividad is inserted as a naked, jiggling narrator, verbosely orating in an alleged "Greek chorus" style.

Beyond the crass sex scenes which are far too cartoonish and mechanical to be erotic, the film's biggest problem may be that much plot information is communicated through rapid-fire speech rather than action, and inept Natividad and Raven de la Croix have nowhere near the acting chops to convincingly deliver the text. No one would question the credentials of their busts, however.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

½

Directed by Russ Meyer who will go down as the king of 70's sleaze brings this movie centering around the murder of one Adolf Schwartz who just so happens to look like hilter and you the viewer trying to figure out who did it cause seems no one in the film really cares as there is a subplot centering around the new women in town basicly this movie is pretty weird and funny the plot doesnt matter much as with most Russ Meyer movies its a loose veil for all the nudity he stacks in them worth a watch for hardcore B movie fans

silentbob66
ken j

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