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Evil Ed (1995)

A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Rudebeck ...
Edward "Eddie" Tor Swenson
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Olof Rhodin ...
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Mel
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SWAT team lieutenant
Cecilia Ljung ...
Barbara
Michael Kallaanvaara ...
Tom McClane
Hans Wilhelmsson ...
Weld / Patient / Lunatic
Anders Ek ...
Janitor
Memory Garp ...
Office clerk
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Man in movie 'Tillbaka till Årjäng'
Odile Nunes ...
Woman in movie 'Tillbaka till Årjäng'
Ulf Landergren ...
Head of culture film department
Jenny Forslund ...
Editor, culture film department
Therese Malmer ...
Girl at Splatter & Gore Department / Sexy Patient
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Storyline

Eddie Tor Swenson is a mild-mannered film editor with a wife, child, and a comfortable job editing art and drama films for a major studio. Following the suicide of their editor, heartless studio exec Sam Campbell transfers Ed to his department, the Splatter & Gore Department, to finish what the original editor was doing: editing the highly profitable but extremely violent Loose Limbs series of slashers. Sam allows Ed the use of his secluded country cottage so Ed can go about his work undisturbed, or so he thinks. The seclusion and the constant exposure to the violent nature and content of the films he's editing start to drive Ed insane. What begins as hallucinations leads to Ed's darker, murderous side emerging, and it puts the lives of everyone around him in danger: whether it be the film-buff studio warehouse man, or even Ed's family... Written by Kyle Palkowski

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Rated R for sadistic violence and gore, language and some sexuality in a horror comedy | See all certifications »

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2 May 1997 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Screenwriter Christer Ohlsson worked as an editor, censoring out violence from American slasher films for the European market. This served as an inspiration for the plot of this film. This is Ohlsson's first and only screenwriting credit. See more »

Goofs

When Edward is being taken down the hospital corridor into the ward, it can be see sticking out of the top of the doorway. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: [twirling pencil with one hand] You brought "Loose Limbs 7"?
Nick: Yeah, sure did. Great movie!
Eddie: "Great movie"? Ninety minutes of condensed sex and violence - do you call that a "great movie"? Do you have the slightest idea of what the moral and ethical principle is?
Nick: Hey man, relax! You shouldn't take things too seriously.
Eddie: [gritting teeth] I'm perfectly relaxed!
[snaps pencil]
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The characters and events in this motion picture are fictional, any similarity to actual persons living, dead, undead, living dead, re-animated or ressurrected is purely coincidel. See more »

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References Cape Fear (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Scram
Written by Pär Aldeheim
Performed by It's Alive
produced by Pär Aldeheim
Courtesy of Cheiron Songs 1995
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WOW!!!!!!!
10 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

When i rented this movie I expected it to be a horrible boring movie, but boy was i ever wrong. This was very entertaining. Parts of it freaked me out a little while others made me laugh like hell. If you ever get a chance watch this movie.


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