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Homebodies (1974)

When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the ... See full summary »

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Larry Yust

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Howard Kaminsky (screenplay), Bennett Sims (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Brocco ... Mr. Blakely
Frances Fuller ... Miss Emily
William Hansen William Hansen ... Mr. Sandy
Ruth McDevitt ... Mrs. Loomis
Paula Trueman ... Mattie
Ian Wolfe ... Mr. Loomis
Linda Marsh ... Miss Pollack
Douglas Fowley ... Mr. Crawford
Kenneth Tobey ... Construction Boss
Wesley Lau ... Construction Foreman
Norman Gottschalk Norman Gottschalk ... Apartment Superintendent
Ireene Webster Ireene Webster ... Woman in Floppy Hat
Nicholas Lewis ... Construction Worker
Michael Johnson Michael Johnson ... Policeman
Alma Du Bus Alma Du Bus ... Apartment Superintendent's Wife
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When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the developers soon escalates into wholesale murder of both the developers and the construction workers. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Do You Know Where Your Grandmother Is Tonight? See more »

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Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminali in pantofole See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Cinema Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

William Hansen's final film. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Sassafras Sundays
Music by Bernardo Segall (as Bernardo Segáll)
Lyrics by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (as Jeremy Kronsberg)
Sung by Billy Van
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Endearing little comedy of mean-spirit.
7 August 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

Rewarding dose of moribund drollery has unscrupulous property developers evicting the elderly tenants of an apartment building, soon to be razed and replaced by more financially viable structures. When attempts to halt the project are met with staunch indifference, individuals involved with the building's imminent demolition are brutally murdered one-by-one in a variety of grisly ways.

Good performances from a likable cast, and an off-kilter, deliciously morbid premise make HOMEBODIES a natural-born cult gem which should be an especially pleasant diversion for fans of HAROLD AND MAUDE, EATING RAOUL, and similar titles culled from the strange realm of diabolically humorous cinema.

6.5/10


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