Carter Fields (Zalman King) stars as a young New Yorker failing in marriage, in his Wall Street job, and in his search for sex (he is given to nosebleeds during intercourse), in this forgotten bad-taste highly irreverent counterculture comedy.
His search leads him to working in the New York City Traffic Control bureau, becoming a revolutionary and doing commercials for an ad agency. Despite all this, in the end it takes a small incident to show Carter life’s meaning.
The ploy doesn’t really matter. It’s just a framework for director Peter Locke to trot out a lot of bizarre characters and some collegiate humour about women, black people, drunks, homosexuals, abortion, love, sex, poverty and senility – something to offend everyone.
There are some hilarious bit performances from comic Richard Pryor, filmmaker Bob Downey, Allen Garfield and Locke’s own mother and grandmother.
The soundtrack by Steely Dan was issued on an LP years later.
Head of Ad Agency
Robert Downey Sr.
Shoe Thief/Purse Snatcher
Anita Lorraine Teitlebaum
Singer in Men’s Room
Girl in Park