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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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Your eyes and ears will BLEED! See more (653 total) »

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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74 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Canada:G (Quebec) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (2008) (self applied) | USA:Not Rated
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Contrary to popular belief, Torgo was never intended to be a satyr. It has been confirmed by Jackey Neyman, and to her by her father Tom Neyman, that the intention was following the tradition of hunchback-type deformed henchmen, and a literal hunchback was at that point considered too cliché and overdone, so they went with the knees instead.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When the Master breaks up the wives' fight, rolled-up jeans are visible when he lifts his cloak.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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297 out of 317 people found the following review useful.
Your eyes and ears will BLEED!, 14 October 2004
Author: OttoVonB from Switzerland

Some films are so bad, they're good. Meaning "fun" or "entertaining" or at least "interesting"... But few films can claim to be so dreadful, you actually feel physical pain while viewing them. So bad are these damned few that you don't experience them or watch them: you "endure" them. This is the mother of all such films!

"Manos the hands of fate" is without a doubt the most inept and atrociously awful film ever made. Its poorness is so extreme that of itself it is the film's strongest selling point. The script is non-existent, the acting makes Steven Seagal look like a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the editing could have been less horrendously botched by a blind Eskimo with no arms. It is also painfully slow. this film makes might barely last 70 minutes but you will feel like you've aged ten years by the end of it. That's what makes a film truly bad: the fact that despite its overbearing weaknesses it isn't even entertaining!

Many people look back at the sixties and think, with obvious resentment for today's cinematic output, that "they don't make them like this anymore!". Watching "Manos..." would cure any breed of hardcore nostalgia.

In the end I can not advise against this strongly enough. This is for the masochist in you (or the sadist if you insist on showing it to friends). Any other part of your person can only feel pained or offended by such extreme trash!

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