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Mudhoney (1965)

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It's 1933, in the midst of the Depression and Prohibition. Calif, a stranger with a past walks into Spooner, Missouri on his way from Michigan to California. He hires on with Lute Wade to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Hopper ...
Sidney Brenshaw
Antoinette Cristiani ...
Hannah Brenshaw
John Furlong ...
Calif McKinney
Rena Horten ...
Eula
Princess Livingston ...
Maggie Marie
Lorna Maitland ...
Clara Belle
Sam Hanna ...
Injoys
Stuart Lancaster ...
Lute Wade (as Stu Lancaster)
Nick Wolcuff ...
Sheriff Abel
Frank Bolger ...
Brother Hansen
Lee Ballard ...
Sister Hansen
Michael Finn ...
Thurmond Pate (as Mickey Foxx)
Fred Owens ...
Milton (as F. Rufus Owens)
Wilfred Kues ...
Lynch mob (as W. Kues)
Charles Felix
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It's 1933, in the midst of the Depression and Prohibition. Calif, a stranger with a past walks into Spooner, Missouri on his way from Michigan to California. He hires on with Lute Wade to earn some travelling money, but gets entangled in a bad family situation: Lute's daughter is married to Sidney, a good-for-nothing drunk that frequents the rural equivalent of a whorehouse and beats his wife and is just waiting for Lute to kick the bucket to get his money. When Sidney and a local wacko preacher begin orchestrating a smear campaign against Calif, he finds it difficult to conceal his past and his growing affection for Sidney's wife. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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...leaves a taste of evil!

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Mudhoney... Leaves a Taste of Evil!  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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The rock group Mudhoney took their name from this film. They arguably kick started the grunge genre and were a massive influence on Nirvana. Kurt Cobain used to wear their T-shirts on stage. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Brenshaw: Hanna eh? Look's like Maggie Marie was right. You taking a shine to my woman boy?
[laughs]
Sidney Brenshaw: Well damned if you aren't. So that's way you come busting into her room the other night like some little old fanny roaster. You're sniffing after her aren't ya boy? Answer me! ANSWER ME! So you got a yearning after my woman eh? Well boy you go ahead and do what you can with her, you're wasting you time. Anna gets riled with me and she hates a lot of things that I do but she's MY woman boy, my woman, and do...
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Crazy Credits

Closing quote: "One man's evil can become the curse of all." --Publilius Syrus See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) See more »

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Meyer is probably at his best with the themes kept nice and simple.
10 November 2005 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

I know this movie has it's fans, is considered a satire and is preferred to the slightly earlier, Lorna, but I just cannot agree. Certainly this has pretensions to seriousness with it's stance against the simple preacher and the easily manipulated lynch mob, but everything is so overblown all becomes simply crass. As for the bulk of the film preceding the melodramatic ending, tiresome might be the word. There is the crazy family where is Lorna Maitland is reduced to playing a bit part for some reason and the homestead that takes on the new hired hand. There is so much unwarranted screaming and hysteric laughter that I felt like switching off during the first twenty minutes. Sure there are some fine sequences, the rape and murder of the preacher's daughter is very powerful, but I think this loses direction and has a pat 'satirical' theme tagged on for want of something better. The characters are nothing like as rounded as in Lorna and as with the later, Faster Pussycat, Meyer is probably at his best with the themes kept nice and simple.


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