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Destroyer (1988)

R | | Horror, Thriller | April 1988 (USA)
A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Foreman ... Susan Malone
Clayton Rohner ... David Harris
Lyle Alzado ... Ivan Moser
Anthony Perkins ... Robert Edwards
Tobias Anderson Tobias Anderson ... Russell (as Tobias Andersen)
Lannie Garrett Lannie Garrett ... Sharon Fox
Jim Turner ... Rewire
Pat Mahoney Pat Mahoney ... Warden Karsh
David Kristin David Kristin ... Fingers
Vanessa Townsell Vanessa Townsell ... Bea
Stanley Kirk Stanley Kirk ... The Cabbie
Bernie Welch Bernie Welch ... Officer Callahan
Robert Himber Robert Himber ... Len
Eric Meyer Eric Meyer ... Foley
Kurt Hubler Kurt Hubler ... Tommy
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A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on the prison to film a women-in-prison exploitation flick, but find that a certain somebody is disrupting their shooting schedule... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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3000 volts couldn't kill him...it just gave him a buzz. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Brighton, Colorado, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a cycle of horror films about murderers coming back from the dead after execution in the electric chair. Prison (1987), The Horror Show (1989), and Shocker (1989) were also included in this trend. See more »

Quotes

Susan Malone: Where is everybody?
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #9 (2015) See more »

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Kiss My Stinky White Ass
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Everybody loves Lyle.
2 September 2005 | by Golgo-13See all my reviews

Destroyer is a prime piece of forgettable 80's horror schlock. Lyle Alzado (YES!) stars as a brutal inmate who somehow survives his execution, Shocker style, and mysteriously disappears. Soon after, the prison closes and a while later, the place becomes the shooting location for a women-in-prison (WIP) film, directed by none other than a lively Anthony Perkins. (Yes, they do shoot a shower scene.) Of course, slasher horror hilarity ensues. Yeah, I knew what I was getting into…the cover shows a buff, gleaming Alzado holding a big jackhammer with a mounted scope! Memorable line: "Could you hang on a second, Officer Callahan? I gotta peepee."


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