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The Big Switch (Strip Poker)
Tough gangster film directed by British exploitation stalwart Pete Walker in which a man-about-town is implicated in the murder of a blonde
Crime 1968 68 mins
Director: Pete Walker
The Big Switch (also known as Strip Poker) is a low-budget pulp thriller directed by British exploitation stalwart Pete Walker in which a man-about-town is implicated in the murder of a blonde from a discotheque and is forced by gangsters into posing for pornographic photographs. Grimly realistic, Walker's film boasts a thrilling climactic shoot-out filmed on Brighton's now destroyed West Pier.
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The Pleasure Principle
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Strip! Strip! Hooray!!! Or (Fun with the Sunbathers) Strip! Strip! Hooray!!! Or (Fun with the Sunbathers)
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Directed by Pete Walker
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