Alvin Purple (1973)


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A hilarious sex romp about Alvin, an ordinary guy who works in a waterbed store in Australia. Remarkably, he is always pursued by over-sexed women, which constantly gets him into hot water. The film that created a market for Australian films worldwide. ~ Rovi

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Hopgood
In Theaters:
Warner Bros. Pictures


as Alvin Purple

as Dr. McBurney

as Second Sugar Girl

as Newsreader

as Girl In See-Through

as First Sugar Girl

as Mrs. Horwood

as Alvin's Mother

as Spike dooley

as Ed Cameron

as Samantha

as Alvin's Patient

as Miss Guernsey

as Liz's Lawyer

as Alvin's Lawyer

as Clerk Of Court

as Cabdriver

as Tina's Boss

as Second Nun

as Mother Superior

as Mr. Horwood

as Alvin's Father

as Foreman Of Jury

as Schoolgirl

as Girl In Blue Movie

as Alvin's Patient
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Critic Reviews for Alvin Purple

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

A film with progressive instincts that were both informed and complicated by the emergence of feminism as a political movement.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014

Audience Reviews for Alvin Purple

This early 1970s Australian film is a classic tale of sex and alienation and first real sex. Alvin Purple is not a good looking man, in fact you could say that he is pretty ugly. Nor is he funny or a man of great character in any sense. But somehow, for reasons unknown, he is irresistible to women. He attracts women wherever he goes: on the bus, in the park, even just walking down the street.
The film contains a significant amount of sex and could be classified as a soft porn movie, but the sex is not for erotic purposes, but for comedic purpose as I cannot stop laughing as this awkward man who seems to know nothing about women has sex more times in a week than most people do in a lifetime.
I remembered the locations of Melbourne area that has changed from 1973 to the present which are familiar to me.

Dean McKenna

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