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Death Warmed Up (1984)

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

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David Blyth

Writer:

Michael Heath
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hurst ... Michael Tucker
Margaret Umbers ... Sandy
William Upjohn William Upjohn ... Lucas
Norelle Scott ... Jeannie
David Letch ... Spider
Geoff Snell Geoff Snell ... Jannings
Gary Day Gary Day ... Dr. Archer Howell
Bruno Lawrence ... Tex
Ian Watkin Ian Watkin ... Bill
David Weatherley David Weatherley ... Professor Tucker
Tina Grenville Tina Grenville ... Netty Tucker
Nathaniel Lees ... Jackson
Karam Hau Karam Hau ... Berry
Jonathan Hardy ... Ranji Gandhi
Norman Fairley ... Barman
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Storyline

A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

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You have only one life to live...but there are many ways to die... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1985 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Warmed Over See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when Michael's mother and father are watching the news in their bedroom. See more »

Alternate Versions

The BBFC required approximately a minute of cuts to grant a certificate in the UK. Also cut in Australia. See more »

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Featured in Mad Scientist Theatre: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

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Blood-splattering and Head-exploding Zombies!
7 July 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"A deranged scientist is on a remote island working on his experimental brain procedures on human test subjects. Unfortunately, many of the patients suffer side effects from the procedure that transforms them into murderous zombies. Arriving on the island is a group of youths that include the son of the scientist's chief rival. Years before, the mad doctor had hypnotized the youth and had him murder his own father, so the young man has come to track down the scientist and make him pay," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis...

If he'd only added some exposition, director David Blyth might have had something with "Death Warmed Over". It has style and promise - like in, for example, the scene where Michael Hurst (as Michael Tucker) and his friends are pursued by a couple of motorcyclists in the underground Australian tunnels. The story is way too distant, though. Villainous doctor Gary Day (as Archer Howell) and the arousable young Hurst seem to have had some past sexual relationship ("You're all sweaty, let's get you cleaned up"). Perhaps, since he strokes his walking stick while watching kids at play, the mad doctor started early with Hurst?

***** Death Warmed Over (11/84) David Blyth ~ Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers, Gary Day


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