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"This is 232! Take a hike! I am busy!"
A boat runs into the "chicken of the sea". It's just a sight gag with rubber chickens floating in the ocean! The mayor in the film wears a giant 1970's-ish tie. Brother Theodore hams it up as an ex-Nazi who is hired to hunt the mermaid. Brother Theodore played one of the Klopek's in the Tom Hanks film 'The Burbs(1989). Terri Hall does look sexy as a mermaid who seduces men. Gums was intentionally made as a campy spoof and it had no pretentions about being a serious film. Gums was made during the short-lived 1970's Porno Chic era. Deep Throat(1972) and Behind the Green Door(1973) were released around the same time.
Even this "soft core" version of Gums is very raunchy. This film is recommended only for adults. Gums is a "forgotten gem" from the 1970's.
Terri Hall was a porn actress - and this is a porn movie, barely 70 minutes long, with the brief naughty parts covered - who looked like she belonged on the side of a Grecian urn. She was a great athlete and dancer (See 'Alice In Wonderland' for her dancing skills), so she has to do nearly all her work under the waves. As a fan of classic porn movies, it is always a treat to see Terri.
Brother Theodore makes the film stand out and is single handedly responsible for the four star rating. He was not a porn star (Thank God). He was not really an actor, and I don't know if I can really even call him a comedian. Brother Theodore was... unique, and he gets a rare chance to go over the top - way over the top, in fact - with hilarious results unlike I have ever seen in another movie.
Some of the other actors, such as Robert Kerman, also do a good job, and they do manage a boat and all the necessary scenes for the plot (barely). So you have a cheap, fast rip off of 'Jaws' made special by the talents of the incomparable Brother Theodore eating up the scenery. Recommended if you like really strange offbeat films from the 1970s.
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Don't bother with this dated rubbish.girls look ugly and it is not even funny.i wasted my money don't know why others rated it.Published on October 28, 2013 by Drew jam