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Outer Touch (1979)

Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 1979
Running Times: 78 mins     84 mins
Length: 7025 ft
Format: Technicolor
Ratio:
Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: Three-Six-Two Pictures
Executive Producer: Peter Schlesinger
Producer: David Speechley
Associate Producer: Alan Girney
Production Supervisor: Arnold Fletcher

SCRIPT
Script: Andrew Payne
Idea: David Speechley

DIRECTION
Director: Norman J. Warren
Assistant Directors: Gary White, Nigel Goldsack

PHOTOGRAPHY
Directors of Photography: John Metcalfe, Peter Sinclair
Assistant Camera Operator: John Simmons
Clapper / Loaders: Mike Metcalfe, Gregory Dupre
Focus: John Simmons
Grip: Malcolm Smith
Stills: Ken Bray
Lab: Technicolor

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Jim Elderton

MUSIC
Music Supervisors: The Robert Kingston Organisation
Song: E. Docherty (Outer Touch); A.J. Crookes, P.W. Longbottom (Are You From Texas?); Jeff Christie (Turn On Your Lovelight); C. Stacey, J. Haworth (High On Your Love); N. Rogerson (Fanfare); C. Stacey (You Got Me Up There)
Song Performed By: Emil Zoghby, John Gally (Outer Touch); Poacher (Are You From Texas?); Jeff Christie (Turn On Your Lovelight); All Night Band (High On Your Love); Band of the Black Watch (Fanfare); Tommy Hunt (You Got Me Up There)

SOUND
Sound Recordist: Simon Okin
Boom Operator: Bob Doyle
Sound Editor: Rusty Coppleman
Sound Assistant: Rosemary Straker

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Make Up: Robin Grantham
Hair: Helen Lennox
Wardrobe Mistress: Kathy Halloran
Costume Consultant: Myra Heller

VISUAL EFFECTS
Titles: West Ave Graphics

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Art Director: Hayden Pearce
Production Buyer: Dennis Griffin
Props: John Hogan
Construction Manager: Charlie Simmons

MISCELLANEOUS
Production Accountant: Patrick Isherwood
Production Assistant: Lorraine Goodman
Publicity: Soren Fischer

CAST
Barry Stokes (Oliver)
Tony Maiden (Willy)
Glory Annen (Cosia)
Michael Rowlatt (Cliff)
Ava Cadell (Partha)
Kate Ferguson (Skipper)
Lynne Ross (Prudence)
Bob Saget (voice of the Wurlitzer)

PLOT SUMMARY

A group of female aliens from Betelgeuse arrive on Earth looking for male prisoners.

CAPSULE REVIEW

It probably wasn't all that wise to make a British sex comedy as a science fiction romp, particularly when you've got no money to play with. But Norman J. Warren was game, gave it his best shot and if it falls somewhat short of expectations, it's nevertheless a likeable piece of fluff, crammed full of bad jokes, worse special effects and a gay computer. Glory Annen is, of course, magnificent and the best part of the film.

AVAILABILITY

Canada
Theatrical Distributor: Citadel Films

UK
Theatrical Distributors: Miracle International

USA
Theatrical Distributor: Miramax Films
Video Distributor: Thorn EMI Video

CENSORSHIP HISTORY

UK
Rating: X

USA
Rating: R

TIMELINE

1979
July

13: UK - press screening at Euro London Preview Theatre

1981
December

11: USA – theatrical release

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Outer Reach
Spaced Out
– US title

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Continental Film Review vol.26 no.6/7 (April / May 1979) pp.38-41 (UK)
illustrated review

Monthly Film Bulletin vol.46 no.548 (September 1979) p.198 (UK)
credits, synopsis, review (by John Pym)

Screen International no.176 (10 February 1979) p.14 (UK)
credits

Screen International no.203 (18 August 1979) p.19 (UK)
review (by Marjorie Bilbow)

Variety 16 December 1981 p.18 (USA)
credits, review (by Lor)

KEYWORDS

aliens, jukeboxes, sex, spaceships

 


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