The Playground (1965)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Grim, offensive and only for adults, the psychotronic fun in this drama begins when an actor takes a deeply religious hooker out on a date. To prove that he is truly an atheist, the thespian hopes into an open grave and begins blaspheming at the top of his lungs. A sudden fatal coronary makes short work of him. Terrified, the streetwalker runs to a playground where she runs into a man and then falls thunderstruck believing that he is Christ incarnate. Afterward the actor's wife dies in a motorcycle wreck and the late actor's director becomes accidentally paralyzed. It is small wonder that the prostitute begins thinking she has psychiatric problems and heads for a shrink. It doesn't take long for him to decide that a lobotomy will fix her right up. At least that's what he prescribes before meeting the man from the playground.

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atheism, conviction, craziness, director, fanatic, mental-illness, prostitute/prostitution, psychiatry, religion