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The Ritz

1976 Rated R 1hr 31m

Legendary filmmaker Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night, Superman II) directs this outrageous farce about a Cleveland trash man (played by Jack Weston) who eludes a mob hit by hiding out in a gay men's bathhouse in New York City. Adapted by Terrence McNally from his hit Broadway play, this comedic gem also stars Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller and F. Murray Abraham, who, in addition to Weston, originated the roles for the stage.

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Movie Details

1977 BAFTA®
1977 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.