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BOOBY TRAP (1970) **

A mentally deranged ex-military man (Carl Monson) buys some explosives and sets out to blow up a Woodstock style rock concert taking place in the middle of a desert.  Along the way, he blows up a hippie chick and sets out to kill his ex-wife's new boyfriend too.  Meanwhile, a smug detective romances the hippie's grieving sister and sets out to find the mad bomber.  It all ends with a mobsters vs. bomber vs. cops shootout finale in the desert.


Booby Trap, as the name implies, has quite a few boobies on display, enough at least to warrant Two Stars.  The problem is that there is way too much plot going on in between the boobies.  The main thrust (no pun intended) of the plot that involves the crazy dude trying to blow shit up is OK, but there are far too many unnecessary supporting characters that get in the way and bog the movie down. It almost seems like the movie is a little embarrassed to be a skin flick so it tries way too hard to pretend to be a "real" movie.  I'm sure all of the actors tried to tell themselves they were acting in a "real" movie, which is fine, but the movie is called BOOBY Trap for God's sakes!  Quit trying to "act" and show me some Booby already!


Another thing that annoyed me about this movie is that the previews for the flick (which are also on the DVD) show way more boobies than the movie itself.  There are full-on close-ups of vag, cock shots, and near hardcore fucking in the trailers, all of which isn't present in the actual film.  Talk about a rip-off.  Still, there are plenty of boobies for the buck in Booby Trap, so I can't complain too much.  Too bad nothing else in the flick is worth a damn.


Monson later went on to direct the immortal Please Don't Eat My Mother.


The gratuitous gay guy gets the best line of the movie when he says, "I'm not after your boyfriend's ass, I'm out to save my own!"


AKA:  Ten Seconds to Murder.  AKA:  Young and Wild.

Tags: b, exploitation
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