Mother, Jugs & Speed

“I can’t help myself. I’m crazy!!”

A throwback to a far-gnarlier style of filmmaking, this pitch-black mid-’70s comedy trails along as private ambulance companies wage a war on the streets of L.A.

The often criminally-underrated Raquel Welch teams with Harvey Keitel and a pre-scandal Bill Cosby to form a trio of characters living on the edge, using humor to push back the bleakness of their lives.

The drivers drink and take drugs on the job, attack civilians, and scare nuns, chasing a few bucks and a little respect.

It’s M*A*S*H in an ambulance, and that’s high praise.

 

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