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Ben Aris in The Ritz

The Ritz

1976 R

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.