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Flareup (1969)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 1970 (Italy)
Psycho stalks go-go dancer from Las Vegas to L.A.

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Jerri Benton (as Jeane Byron)
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Iris
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Psycho stalks go-go dancer from Las Vegas to L.A.

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Most men want to love her... One man wants to kill her!

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Rated PG-13 for some elements of violence, sexuality, drug abuse and language | See all certifications »
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Scenes of Los Angeles go-go club where Raquel Welch's character works were shot at The Losers, a La Cienga Blvd. strip club where sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer recruited such stars as Tura Satana, Haji and Erica Gavin. See more »

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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Flareup
Lyrics by Lenny Adelson
Music by Les Baxter
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"What is she trying to do. Get her self killed"?
26 December 2015 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Alan Morris guns down his estranged wife in cold-blood, and blames her friends namely Vegas showgirl Michele for turning his wife against him. She was there when it happened and he goes after her. This leads her to flee Vegas and make her way to Los Angeles, but Alan tracks her down. Late 60s flabby psychedelic psycho stalker on-the-run thriller that's thick on melodramatics but lacks tension despite moments of searing cat- and-mouse action and neon noir shades. However it remains hypnotic due to the wonderful presence of Raquel Welch and vivid Las Vegas and Los Angeles backdrops beautifully projected by agile camera-work. Sometimes the locations are much more of a character on screen then its leaden stars. Even though it's seedy in context and the nightlife shows, it's probably a touch too polished in presenting it, but its acts of violence have a touch of brutality. Pacing is somewhat a problem, as it seems to get lost in the neon lights, glitter and dance numbers. But the romance angle simply lulls between Welch and Stacy's characters and the script awkwardly goes about it. This just makes the film drag, until it reaches the fiery conclusion (now I know what the title means) between Welch and the steely Luke Askew. It's hearty in execution and well-made by director James Neilson, but generically crafted and less than exciting.

"What's a girl gotta do to get a job around here"?


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