The Ritz (1976)
Movie: The Ritz
- Director: Richard Lester
- Stars: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, F. Murray Abraham, Paul B. Price, Treat Williams, John Everson, Christopher J. Brown, Dave King, Bessie Love, Tony De Santis, Ben Aris, Peter Butterworth, Ronnie Brody
- Release Date: August 12, 1976
- Run Time: 91 min
- Genre: Comedy
On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci\’s father tells him to \”get Proclo\”. With \”the hit\” on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can\’t find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued amorously by \”chubby chaser\” Paul B. Price and by entertainer Googie Gomez who believes him to be a broadway producer. His guides through the Ritz are gatekeeper Abe, habitue Chris, and bellhop/go-go-boys Tiger and Duff. Squeaky-voiced detective Michael Brick and his employer Carmine do locate Gateano at the Ritz, as does his wife Vivian.