Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy has been on the offensive about some of Republican opponent Mike Curb's early movies--"Cycle Savages" couldn't buy so much publicity when it came out in 1969. We thought we'd give you a preview of Curb's latest cinematic opus--"Body Slam."
Curb is credited as producer on the "rock 'n' roll wrestling movie," which gets a test marketing run in Las Vegas Nov. 21 and (presumably) wider release later, according to John Daly, chairman of Hemdale Film Corp., which produced with Curb's Musifilm Productions on a $5-million budget.
Daly expects the pic to get a PG-13 rating and said Curb's involvement was "really a business venture," not creative.
Directed by Hal Needham, "Body Slam" stars Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts and pro grapplers Capt. Lou Albano and Rowdy Roddy Piper.
The storyline, according to a publicist: "A sleazy talent agent with creditors coming after him manages two pro wrestlers in the wacky world of pro wrestling." He also handles a punk band that he can't book until he hits on the idea of having them open for his wrestling bouts, and . . . well, you can expect a happy, free enterprise kind of ending.