Cinematic Goddess: American Sex Symbol, The Films of Raquel Welch

Mother, Jugs, and Speed

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Mother, Jugs, and Speed
Peter Yates, 1976
USA | 95 minutes

Bill Cosby, Harvey Keitel, and Raquel star in this vintage widescreen slice of Seventies subculture films, set in the strange days of private ambulance companies in Los Angeles. In Peter Yates’s boisterous black comedy, tough Mother (Cosby) and his hard-working, hard-partying crew race to get to the scene of accidents before other ambulances, while dispatcher “Juggs” (Welch) just wants to prove her life-saving chops. The crew’s rude surprises on the job have the ring of true-to-life anecdotes, aided by a colorful supporting cast (Allen Garfield as the company owner, Larry Hagman, Bruce Davison, L.Q. Jones, and Dick Butkus).

Series: Cinematic Goddess: American Sex Symbol, The Films of Raquel Welch

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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