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The Mutilator (1984)

A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.

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Buddy Cooper, John Douglass (co-director)

Writer:

Buddy Cooper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Mitler ... Ed Jr.
Ruth Martinez ... Pam
Bill Hitchcock ... Ralph
Connie Rogers ... Sue
Frances Raines ... Linda
Morey Lampley ... Mike
Jack Chatham ... Big Ed
Ben Moore ... Cop
Trace Cooper ... Younger Ed Jr.
Pamela Weddle Cooper Pamela Weddle Cooper ... Mother
Jimmy Guthrie Jimmy Guthrie ... Bartender
George Sutton George Sutton ... Gentleman At Bar
Steve Davis Steve Davis ... Student In Bar
Tom Outlaw Tom Outlaw ... Student In Bar
Pat Jordon Pat Jordon ... Student In Bar
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Storyline

A group of teenagers decide to take a vacation at the beach house of one of their fathers. The kid whose father owns the house just happened to accidentally kill his mother when he was a child. When they get to the house, the father has mysteriously disappeared. Hmmm... Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

By pick, by axe, by sword, bye bye! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fall Break See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The main cast bonded quickly and got along well, even staying on set to watch filming after their characters had been killed off to support each other. Morey Lampley (Mike), on the other hand, spent his down time between scenes on the nearby beach working in his tan and left the set as soon as his character was killed off. He also frequently disagreed with his character's makeup and insisted on applying it himself. See more »

Goofs

When Sue convinces Ralph to go search for other pair by unbuttoning her shirt, next shot which is sped up is not synchronized because the one before ends with her hands on the shirt, while in the next she is in different pose. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: So my philosophy is, let's have some beer.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes appear during the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions of the film have been released by Vestron Video in th mid 80s: the R-Rated Theatrical version, and an unrated version. Unrated version contains extra blood and gore,most notably in the hook scene and in the end with the killer's demise See more »

Connections

References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Fall Break
Theme
Written by Michael Minard and Arthur Resnick
Performed by Peter Yellen and The Breakers (Sanchie Bobrow, Buddy Cooper, Marty Fogel, Anthony Franklin, John Hill, Matthew Hill, Gregg Hollister, Gary Solomon, Abe Speller, Neil B. Whitford (as Neil Whitford))
Associate Producer: Gary Solomon
Music programmer: Rick Stevenson
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GOOD RUBBISH
18 May 1999 | by AChantrySee all my reviews

This film is many in a line of trash horror films. When I first read the back of the video box I laughed, six teenagers going on their summer vacation. Cliche? If you are a fan of rubbish horror films then you'll love this, the acting is so bad it's good. The characters begin to get on your nerves eventually with their pole up their backside style acting, and you begin to wish for them to get killed, which in turn makes the film even better as you egg on the killer, "go on ram a knife through his all American face...go on...go on...YES!!!" If you watch this film expecting Oscar winning performances then you'll be sorely disappointed, having said that, if you watch this for any kind of performance whatsoever you'll be disappointed. The violence is over the top and it's great. It's the only saving grace of the film. However, all this aside, if you don't expect too much, then you'll be rewarded.


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