4.9/10
119
3 user 1 critic

American Taboo (1984)

Unstable thirty-something introvert, who works as a photographer's assistant, becomes obsessed with his underage female neighbor, who, to his horror, reciprocates his feelings due to possible Electra complex.

Director:

Steve Lustgarten
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Taboo (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Investigates and sheds light on various sexual identities and sexual peculiarities outside the accepted sexual norms.

Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Kjell Bergqvist, Lickå Sjöman, Halvar Björk
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a small Finnish Lapland community, Milka, an innocent 14-year-old girl lives with her mother, misses her dead father and prays God to show her what love is. For haymaking, they employ a ... See full summary »

Director: Rauni Mollberg
Stars: Irma Huntus, Leena Suomu, Matti Turunen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Gilles Volta
Stars: Elbera Volta, Marie Balmelle, Félicie Roger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A shipwrecked sailor falls in love with a beautiful island woman.

Directors: Enzo D'Ambrosio, Humberto Morales
Stars: Laura Gemser, Paolo Giusti, Arthur Kennedy
Taboo (2002)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

While staying at a secluded mansion, six young adults reveal their personal demons during an innocent game called Taboo. They reunite a year later, only to realize that one of them wants them dead for their moral transgressions.

Director: Max Makowski
Stars: Nick Stahl, Eddie Kaye Thomas, January Jones
Sängkamrater (1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A philandering cab driver decides to help his girlfriend's attractive sister, who is in trouble with drug dealers.

Director: Gustav Wiklund
Stars: Kent-Arne Dahlgren, Solveig Andersson, Gunilla Larsson
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Blackmail and desire meet for a weekend in the Swedish countryside.

Director: Torgny Wickman
Stars: Börje Nyberg, Jacqueline Laurent, Stellan Skarsgård
Oedipus orca (1977)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After her harrowing kidnap ordeal in La orca (1976), Alice tries to return to her normal life, but her memories still haunt her twisting her psyche even further as no one realizes that she's in need of some serious help.

Director: Eriprando Visconti
Stars: Rena Niehaus, Gabriele Ferzetti, Carmen Scarpitta
Indie Sex: Taboos (TV Movie 2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg
Stars: John Waters, Elvis Mitchell, Allison Anders
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Viveca is 31 and divorced, having a 6 year old son. She has moved together with her friend Aud, living as artists. We follow them in five days filled with many happenings and new acquaintances.

Director: Svend Wam
Stars: Margrete Robsahm, Kjersti Døvigen, Eli Anne Linnestad
Taboo (1999)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda
Mimi (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The fifteen year-old Maria "Mimmina" Luiza leaves the boarding school in Genève to stay in the Bechten Hotel nursing her father, the widower writer Guido, who is paralyzed by rheumatism. ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini
Stars: Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Lara Wendel
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jay Horenstein Jay Horenstein ... Paul Wunderlich
Nicole Harrison Nicole Harrison ... Lisa Welch
Hester Schell ... Betsy
Mark Rabiner Mark Rabiner ... Michael
Katherine King Katherine King ... Michael's Wife
Dorothy Anton Dorothy Anton ... Lisa's Mother
Ann Celsi Ann Celsi ... Hooker
Suzette Taylor Suzette Taylor ... Model
Ki Skinner Ki Skinner ... Model
Jerilyn Tabor Jerilyn Tabor ... The Couple (Man)
Walter Shane Walter Shane ... The Couple (Woman)
Debra Gann Debra Gann ... Kitty-Go,Go Dancer
Stacey Thompson Stacey Thompson ... Girl on Corner
Edit

Storyline

Paul, a shy photographer of 30 years, avoids relationships in favor of the safety landscape photography. He is drawn into intimacy by a teenage youth who moves in next door and insinuates herself into his life. Written by <ttchinen@ucdavis.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nastoletnia namietnosc See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nicole Harrison, who plays the protagonist's teenage love interest, Lisa, was 20 at the time the movie was made. She was a poet and wrote some of her dialogue. This was her only film. She tragically died of brain cancer at age 49 in 2011. See more »

Connections

References Man with a Camera (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
power slide
13 June 2013 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

It's strange that Steve Lustgarten, the director, his flick Power Slide isn't available on IMDb. So I had to do it this way. Sure, Power Slide is out on VHS but Belgium used to have a label called EmporiumMovies that were known to bring out hard to get flicks on DVD as a VHS rip. That's easy to spot because you can see the typical VHS faults.

As soon as they came out whit their label the sooner they vanished from earth and no those DVD's are only to find by collectors at flea markets. Was it worth the search? Yes and no. Yes, because there's was action going on and no because it didn't deliver anything new and looked like those old exploitation flicks.

The story itself was rather simple. When Kyle Lockwood returns after years to his home town he soon learns that the local mob has the town in hands like a vice grip. When he learns that one of his friends vanished he's sure he's being killed, but cops are corrupt too so it's up to Kyle to do some research.

It do has a few shoot outs but nothing is shown on-camera. It's a bit tame on the red stuff but somehow I kept watching due the story itself. Only for the buffs of old school drive-in flicks with old school cars from the seventies.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0/5


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed