The Ritz

The Ritz

New York, 1976. When nerdy Cleveland native Gaetano Proclo discovers that his mobster brother-in-law has ordered a hit on him, he desperately begs his cab driver to take him to the last place the mafia would look for him--and finds himself inside The Ritz. The clueless Proclo (Jack Weston) slowly realizes that his hideout is a swinging gay bathhouse. And the patrons never do discover that the chubby Proclo has not come looking for a sexual encounter. Now, Proclo not only ducks assassins, but also a squeaky-voiced private detective (Treat Williams), an amorous chubby chaser and the one-and-only cabaret singer Googie Gomez (Rita Moreno), who mistakes Proclo for a Broadway producer in this hilarious comedy of errors. Based on the hit Broadway comedy by Terrence McNally.
New York, 1976. When nerdy Cleveland native Gaetano Proclo discovers that his mobster brother-in-law has ordered a hit on him, he desperately begs his cab driver to take him to the last place the mafia would look for him--and finds himself inside The Ritz. The clueless Proclo (Jack Weston) slowly realizes that his hideout is a swinging gay bathhouse. And the patrons never do discover that the chubby Proclo has not come looking for a sexual encounter. Now, Proclo not only ducks assassins, but also a squeaky-voiced private detective (Treat Williams), an amorous chubby chaser and the one-and-only cabaret singer Googie Gomez (Rita Moreno), who mistakes Proclo for a Broadway producer in this hilarious comedy of errors. Based on the hit Broadway comedy by Terrence McNally.