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Racket Girls (AKA The Blonde Pick-up and Pin-Down Girl) is an Ed Wood-esque snoozer of an exploitation film which exists only to show women wrestle. Very unattractive women. Forever. It was directed by Robert C. Dertano.
Fresh-faced and large...muscled Peaches Page comes to the big city and is accepted as part of a gym's stable of women wrestlers. Meanwhile, the owner of the gym, who uses it as a front for organized crime, manages to get in trouble with "Mr. Big", and the subpoena doesn't help him in any way.
Not to be confused with Rocket Girls.
- All Men Are Perverts: The message of the film, apparently.
- Author Appeal: Shame on you, George Weiss.
- Black And Black Morality: Applied seemingly without the knowledge of the filmmakers.
- Berserk Button: "She used to work in a cheap hotel room, now she lives in a swank apartment."
- Boobs of Steel: Peaches. As Peaches jumps rope, Crow (as Bob Hope) remarks he hopes she's not on a fault line.
- Brainless Beauty: Peaches Page.
- Brawn Hilda: Peaches, though she's attractive. The characters Lampshade this; Ruby says she's built "like a 5th avenue bus!"
- Canon Immigrant: Timothy Farrell played Umberto Scalli in three films, including one a few years after this one (in which Scalli apparently died.)
- Cat Fight: Well, it's female wrestling, but they take it to a whole new level when two women dressed as cats wrestle!
- Character As Herself: Peaches Page, Clara Mortenson, Rita Martinez.
- Covert Pervert: Joe the Jockey when he's not being obvious about it.
- Dumb Blonde: The female lead in this film is completely pointless. She never even figures out why people don't like her horse race fixing, pimping, and all around criminally Jerkass boyfriend.
- She's supposed to be pure. She comes off as naive.
- For values of naive equaling ROCK STUPID.
- Ed Wood: There's a rumor going around that Wood sold the script to this movie to raise cash for Glen or Glenda. There's a couple Wood standbys in it - Ruby even wears an angora top - and it certainly has the gender confusion that plagued him.
- The Faceless: Mr. Big, who unfortunately was in this movie meaning he was always framed in the bottom of the screen and often in the corner making him look small and weak.
- The Ingenue: Peaches
- Kick the Dog: The male lead in the movie forces a woman into prostitution.
Ruby: He's the sort of man who would turn a evening's stroll from a recreation to an occupation!
- Male Gaze: Joe the Jockey on Peaches.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: See Ethnic Scrappy.
- Pretty Little Headshots: Joe.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules: The wrestlers in this movie labor under the mistaken belief that they're legitimate athletes and not an excuse for Jiggling. The male lead tries to get nearly every single one to throw a fight for him and none will.
- Worst News Judgment Ever: A bookie being questioned by the Senate - just a single politician (?), mind you - is apparently worthy of being broadcast on national radio.