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Manos: The Hands of Fate -- After getting lost while on a road trip, a family seeks shelter at a strange home ruled over by a mysterious figure known only as The Master. Torgo, the servant, lets the family stay, which angers the Master.

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Director:
Writer:
Harold P. Warren (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 November 1966 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's Shocking! It's Beyond Your Imagination! See more »
Plot:
A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Harold P. Warren 
 
Writing credits
Harold P. Warren (screenplay)

Produced by
Harold P. Warren .... producer
 
Original Music by
Russ Huddleston 
Robert Smith Jr. 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Guidry (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ernie Smith 
James A. Sullivan  (as James Sullivan)
 
Costume Design by
Tom Neyman  (as Thomas Ivy)
 
Makeup Department
Jacqueline Neyman .... makeup artist (as Jacqueline)
 
Production Management
Jay O. Lawrence .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Tom Neyman .... set designer
Stephane Goulet .... property painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bruce Shearin .... sound
 
Stunts
Joyce Molleur .... stunts (uncredited)
Bernie Rosenblum .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernie Rosenblum .... key grip (as Frank Bernard Rosenblum)
Jesse Simon .... head electrician
Anselm Spring .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Norma Friedman .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
74 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Canada:G (Quebec) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (2008) (self applied) | USA:Not Rated
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Director Harold P. Warren later approached cinematographer Robert Guidry with another script, this one called "Wild Desert Bikers". Guidry declined.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Near the end, when the wives fan out to look for Mike and Margaret, a crew member is visible, standing behind a bush (uncut version only, not visible in the MST3K edit).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Margaret:We're almost there, honey. Just a little while longer and your vacation starts.
Debbie:I'm getting cold, mother, and hungry!
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95 out of 109 people found the following review useful.
Amazingly Awful!, 22 June 1999
Author: mst-2 from New Jersey

The leading man is a Frank Zappa lookalike with only a fraction of the talent Zappa (being dead) has.

However, the real star of the film, Torgo (a goat-man), performed in some of the best walking-from-one-end-of-the-set-to-another scenes I have seen since 1950s Corman films.

Finally, the fights (or are they orgies?) between Manos' wives, which we are asked to believe to be deadly, are utterly hilarious.

The MST3K version of this incredibly dreadful bit of late 60s trashola is one of Joel and the Bots' best, but even their antics fail to make this movie wholly tolerable.

Rated: For Insomniacs Only.

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