bj's gay porno-crazed ramblings

Saturday, January 04, 2003
EL PASO WRECKING CORP

"Wait a minute. Let me cool down or I might - POP!"

Director: Joe Gage (1977)
Starring: Richard Locke and Fred Halsted; plus Steve King, Beth McDyer, Georgina Spelvin, Jeanne Marie Marchaud, Stan Braddock, Aaron Taylor, Robert Snowden, Keith Anthoni and Ken Brown, Rob Carter, Veronica Compton, Clay Russell, Guillermo Ricardo, Lou Davis, Mike Morris (father), Jared Benson (son), Hal Dron, Joe Gage, Ty Harper, Delmer Jackson, Yank Jankowski, Christian Laage, Buck Lingren, Ed Murray, Bill Oberfeldt, and Al Yeager

This film was released on Christmas day, 25 years ago. I first saw it at the Bijou Theatre in Chicago in '79 or '80. A couple years back, horrified that what I remembered about the film wasn't in the video rental I had gotten, I did what many of us do, search the web for info on what was up with that. As much porno as there is on the internet, I was surprised at how litle information there was about my favorite old porno films, and that's why I started making up little webpages about the films, and directors, I remembered fondly. El Paso was one of the most successful all-male porn movies made, and the fact that it is impossible to buy a good, complete copy of it are baffling. Rumours about FBI raids, lost reels, and this "controversial" scene as too much in the Age of Reagan - the father-son sex scene, tried to explain this. I have no idea why HIS Video, and whoever put out the DVD, couldn't do what I did, hunt around long enough to locate a better copy. Granted, mine is VHS, and might not make for the best transfer to DVD, but having chooped up and missing scenes seems to be a worse alternative, doncha think?

Enough of that - the set up here is that Halsted and Locke have fled Kansas City after being fired from their jobs as truck drivers, and have driven down to El Paso where Halsted lands them a job at, you got it, El Paso Wrecking Corp. Halsted takes a shining to the boss's son, and follows the son into a shed for a "chat". A few minutes later, daddy Mike Morris walks in on them, and silently watches. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has the DVD, to see how much, if any, of this scene actually appears in the DVD version. I do have a few notes on what I think is missing from the newer versions on my GAGETAPE page.