Amazingly, GAS PUMP GIRLS is a 1979 Cannon sex comedy with virtually the same plot as USED CARS, which came out a year later.
Uncle Joe (a nice supporting bit for former East Side Kid/Bowery Boy Huntz Hall), who runs a dumpy corner gas station, is having a tough time competing with the bigger, shinier new service station across the street run by venal Mr. Friendly (Dave Shelley). When a mild heart attack waylays Joe, his pretty niece June (Kirsten Baker) organizes her sexy friends to pour themselves into tiny shirts and even tinier shorts and take over the business. While the girls, their boyfriends, and a biker gang called the Vultures use sex and disco music to entice a crowd, Friendly enlists a pair of ‘30s gangsters (vets Mike Mazurki and Joe E. "Ooo ooo!" Ross) and various dirty tricks to shut the competition down.
The girls, including 1974 Playboy Playmate Sandy Johnson, Rikki Marin, and Leslie King, are cute enough, but Joel Bender’s sluggish direction kills any momentum the mild gags may build, and the hijinks are neither wacky nor original. You may remember Baker from FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 2, but Linda Lawrence as the brunette Betty is the biggest knockout.
Also with Steve Bond (PICASSO TRIGGER), Ken Lerner, and Demetre Phillips as the Vultures, Dennis Bowen (the redhaired kid from VAN NUYS BLVD.), and obnoxious DJ Cousin Brucie. Does anyone own the soundtrack album on Blockbuster Records? The songs by David and Isaac Blech are pretty good soft rock, and one is performed by Baker (or a voice double) as a musical number!