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Let's Kill Uncle (1966)

A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only... See full summary »

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The Uncle-Major Kevin Harrison
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Chrissie
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Barnaby Harrison
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A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only ally against the sarcastic uncle, who uses hypnotism, a pool of sharks, fire, and poisonous mushrooms as weapons. Written by alfiehitchie

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LOVABLE OR LETHAL? Are they bad seeds...or frightened innocents caught in a diabolical duel with death!

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16 April 1967 (UK)  »

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Let's Kill Uncle, Before Uncle Kills Us  »

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Actor Nestor Paiva was dying of stomach cancer during filming. See more »

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Chrissie: Barnaby, your uncle's trying to kill you, right?
[he nods]
Chrissie: Well, let's kill uncle first.
Barnaby Harrison: Chrissie, that's a marvellous idea. Why didn't I think of it before?
Chrissie: You didn't think of it. I did.
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Pointless and somewhat disturbing
11 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Young Barnaby Harrison's (Pat Cardi) father has died in a car crash--and Barnaby is set to inherit 5 million dollars. Barnaby's uncle Kevin (Nigel Green) is next in line and is prepared to kill Barnaby to get the money. The two are stuck on an island and try everything they can do to kill one another. By the way--this is aimed at kids!!

I never caught this as a kid on TV like most people seem to have. I can see how a kid might enjoy this cause it's FAR too silly to take seriously and some of the "games" are fun (in a sick sort of way). Seeing it as an adult I found it slow, stupid and somewhat disturbing about having a movie where an adult is trying to kill a kid whose father has just died! To make it worse it throws in an ending which comes out of nowhere and renders the entire film pointless. This only gets a 2 because Cardi, Green and Mary Badham (as Chrissie) aren't that bad in their roles. But this is a pretty sick and dull little item that is almost impossible to see today--for good reason!


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