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The Candy Snatchers (1973)

Abused mute autistic boy is the only one who can help a teenage heiress kidnapped, tortured, raped and buried alive by three young psychopathic criminals who want to extort some diamonds from her rich scummy stepfather.

Director:

Guerdon Trueblood

Writer:

Bryan Gindoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Bolling ... Jessie
Ben Piazza ... Avery
Susan Sennett ... Candy
Brad David ... Alan
Vince Martorano ... Eddy
Bonnie Boland Bonnie Boland ... Audrey
Jerry Butts Jerry Butts ... Dudley
Leon Charles Leon Charles ... Boss
Dolores Dorn ... Katherine
Phyllis Major Phyllis Major ... Lisa
Bill Woodard Bill Woodard ... Charlie
Christopher Trueblood Christopher Trueblood ... Sean Newton (as Christophe)
Earl Hansen Earl Hansen ... Gun Store Owner
Harry Kronman Harry Kronman ... Deli Owner
John Bill John Bill ... Policeman
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Storyline

Abused mute autistic boy is the only one who can help a teenage heiress kidnapped, tortured, raped and buried alive by three young psychopathic criminals who want to extort some diamonds from her rich scummy stepfather.

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What are they doing to Candy? See more »

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anonima sequestri See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marmot Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Guerdon Trueblood and co-star Vince Martorano had been best friends at George Washington University in Virginia and, both being interested in the film industry, had a bet as to who would find success first. Trueblood became an in-demand writer for TV shows and movies-of-the-week, and when he got the job of directing "The Candy Snatchers," asked writer Bryan Gindoff to create the character of Eddy specifically for Martorano, who was working as a commercial fisherman when he was summoned by Trueblood to appear in the film. See more »

Quotes

Candy: Lots of people aren't criminals.
Eddy: You've got a lot of nerve... Hey, when this is all over, I'm gonna have enough money to buy me a bowling alley!
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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Is the Root of All Happiness
Music and Lyrics by Steve Singer (as Stephen Singer) and Jay Stewart
Sung by Kerry Chater
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Excellent film
19 March 2005 | by geotpfSee all my reviews

I can't praise the film more than everybody else already has-It's an excellent 70's exploitation film, and a wicked dark comedy in it's own regard. I just saw it at a one-time midnight (well, closer to 1 AM before the movie actually started) showing at the Nuart in Santa Monica, with Tiffany Bolling (who played Jessie), Bryan Gindoff (the writer/producer), and a couple of other crew members in attendance. If you can track this rare gem down, it's worth a look-and fortunately, at the showing they announced that a DVD will finally be released soon, mastered from the original negative, complete with commentary and interviews of the cast and crew.


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