Riot on Sunset Strip
|Riot on Sunset Strip|
|Directed by||Arthur Dreifuss|
|Produced by||Sam Katzman|
|Written by||Orville H. Hampton|
|Music by||Fred Karger|
|Editing by||Ben Lewis|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures|
|Running time||87 minutes|
|Box office||$1,200,000 (US/ Canada)|
Riot on Sunset Strip is a 1967 low-budget counterculture-era exploitation movie, released by American International Pictures, and filmed and released within six weeks of the actual late-1966 Sunset Strip curfew riots.
The garage punk classic song, "Riot On Sunset Strip," was written for the film by Tony Valentino and John Fleck of the Standells.
Along with the attempt to capture the essence of the period around the Sunset Strip riot, a subplot of the movie revolves around a young girl (Farmer)'s troubled relationship with her divorced parents (Ray and Hortense Petra). Her dosage with LSD by a would-be seductor, the subsequent 'acid trip' she experiences, and her later discovery by Ray (a police sergeant) as the victim of gang rape, are among the movie's peak moments.
The film is now available on DVD through the MGM Limited Edition Collection.
- "Big Rental Films of 1967", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25. These figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
- Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p263
- Riot on Sunset Strip at the Internet Movie Database
- Riot on Sunset Strip at allmovie
- Review by Dennis Schwartz
-  DVD available
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