Name the movie from this half remembered bit-- again?

Late '70s, early '80’s perhaps? Ben Stiller’s dad plays a bank robber or a kidnapper and, just sort of throw-away like, is sucking on a blonde actress (Sally Struthers? Loretta Swit?) teat.

That’s it. That’s all I remember. If anyone is curious, this half remembered piece of scene came to mind when my husband and I were discussing guys you’d never see in a sex scene.

No idea about the movie, but seeing Jerry Stiller described as “Ben’s dad” just made me feel really old.

“The Ritz”?

Ah, don’t feel that way. I’m old too. I just could not remember his name and Ben Stiller’s dad was better than Leah Remini’s or George Costanza’s dad.

Seems too slapstick for what I’m remembering. However, I have been known to conflate way back memories.

The only other one from that era where he plays a sleaze is “Nasty Habits”(an allegory about the Watergate mess set in an abbey.)

If it was Ben Stiller’s real dad playing his (movie) dad, this kind of sounds like a really short scene in (the remake) “The Heartbreak Kid”. Ben calls his dad (played by his real life dad) for some advice while on his honeymoon in Baja, and his dad is in a hot tub with some naked blonde.

That’s a 2007 movie, though.

Keeping in mind that I do, in fact, conflate old memories, I looked around a bit. I think I may be confusing some actor in the 1972 movie The Getaway with Jerry Stiller. Did some bad guy suck on Sally Struther’s blembas in this movie?

The original version of The Getaway, directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. It was later remade almost scene-for-scene with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.

Yes, he did. The cuckolded husband was played by Jack Dodson (“Howard Sprague” on Andy Griffith). In the remake, the wife was Jennifer Tilly and the husband was James Stevens (“James Hart” on Paper Chase). Stiller’s role was played by Michael Madsen.

But that wasn’t Jerry Stiller in “The Getaway”. It was the same 70’s heavy that was in “Mr. Majestic” (with Charles Bronson). I don’t know his name, but the guy who “kidnaps” (kind of) Sally Struthers wasn’t Jerry Stiller.

You’re right. It was this guy, just made up with a '70s pornstache like Stiller’s:

So it remains true. You’d never see Jerry Stiller in a sex scene.

Not really a sex scene, but in the afore mentioned “The Heartbreak Kid”, Stiller sure as heck talks all about sex in graphic detail. Here is a still from the hot tub scene


In the last of the four stills he looks like he is shouting, “Serenity now!”


If you do and it’s taking place in your van, you’ll have to sell the van.

“If the van’s a-rockin’, don’t come knockin’!” :cool: