Squeeze Play (1980) from Tuna

Squeeze Play (1980) is a tittie flick from Troma, another in the pre-"Toxie" releases. It is hard to believe that anyone in the production took it seriously, and the acting ranges from almost ok to abysmal. The humor is mostly of the gross-put variety, and many of the characters are way over the top. Of course, this is a tittie flick, so none of that matters. A New Jersey softball team, employees of a mattress company, beat their rivals. 
Their girlfriends feel neglected, both because of the men's interest in softball, and their out of control celebrating after a victory. They decide to get even forming their own team, led by Melissa Michaels, former semi-pro softball player. 


Jenni Hedrick and Helen Campitelli both show their
breasts in lengthy scenes, and there is a wet t-shirt contest. 
Lloyd Kaufman of Troma claims that the film is about women's liberation, and was very topical.  

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin 1.5/4.

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.4 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is C in the tittie flick genre.

Return to the Movie House home page