The Ritz

The Ritz
The Ritz
  • R
  • 1h 31m
  • 1976
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New York, 1976. When nerdy Cleveland native Gaetano Proclo discovers that his mobster brother-in-law has ordered a hit on him, he desperately begs his cab driver to take him to the last place the mafia would look for him--and finds himself inside The Ritz. The clueless Proclo (Jack Weston) slowly realizes that his hideout is a swinging gay bathhouse. And the patrons never do discover that the chubby Proclo has not come looking for a sexual encounter. Now, Proclo not only ducks assassins, but also a squeaky-voiced private detective (Treat Williams), an amorous chubby chaser and the one-and-only cabaret singer Googie Gomez (Rita Moreno), who mistakes Proclo for a Broadway producer in this hilarious comedy of errors.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
Out Magazine
Armond White

Rewatching it triggered my rediscovery of that period in film history when gay subjects were just...

June 25, 2017
Sean Axmaker

... a classic door-slamming sex farce with a '70s twist of big, broad, hearty gay stereotypes and...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 12, 1976
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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