Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Looping is an obscure German melodrama bearing traces of the silent classic Variety. Shelley Winters and Hans-Christian Blech star as Carmen and Johnny, two carnival performers. Business is bad, and their act is going nowhere. To lure in new audiences, Johnny hires a stripteaser named Tanja (Sydne Rome). From this point, it's only a matter of time before sex and jealousy leads to violence and general chaos. Filmed in 1981, Looping was first seen in America in 1982, when it was picked up for telecast by the Showtime cable service.
business, carnival, rival, rollercoasters, stripper