The Last Straw (1987)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire, Sex Comedy  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This hilarious Canadian comedy frankly and with surprising taste, chronicles the travails of Alex, the 'Most Potent Man in the World." Alex earns this title while visiting a sperm bank. There it is discovered that he has a sperm motility rate of 99.5. What that means is that women he comes in contact with, directly or through artificial insemination, stand a terrific chance of becoming pregnant. Alex is naturally proud of his gift, but unfortunately, because he is only average looking, few of the sperm bank patrons are enticed to have his babies. In order to let them known what they are missing, he hires himself a manager and appears on a radio talk show. The ploy works and he suddenly finds himself surround by women desperate to get pregnant one way or another. At the same time, Alex's buddy Blue and his mail-order Korean bride Pak are crushed to discover that they cannot have children because Blue doesn't have enough sperm. They try every crazy method around before going to the clinic in desperation. Unfortunately, the day they come in, the clinic is besieged by Australian commandos who kidnap Alex and take him down under to help repopulate their population-challenged land. Last Straw is the third of screenwriter David C. Wilson and director Giles Walker's trilogy on the lives and trials of two modern males. The first two were Masculine Mystique and 90 Days. The characters Alex and Blue appear in all three films.



man, sperm, fertility, infertility, clinic, kidnapping, marriage, problems, talk-show, friendship, radio, pregnancy