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Cast

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Jeremy Slate ... Daisey
Steve Alaimo ... Mark
John Davis Chandler ... Acid
Willie Pastrano ... Dum Dum
Cece Stone ... Kelly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Socrates Ballis ... Cuban Leader
Emil Deaton ... Coastguardman
Michael DeBeausset ... Rapper
Burt Huttinger ... Coast Guard Chief
William Kerwin ... FBI Man #1
Stuart Merrill ... FBI Man #3
Marilyn Nordman ... Book's Girlfriend
Clinton Nye ... Young Coastguardman
Dete Parsons ... FBI Man #2
Curtis Perdue ... Coast Guard Lieutenant
Gay Perkins ... Nivar
Walter R. Philbin ... Lieutenant Dern
Milton Smith ... Book Everett (as Milton 'Butterball' Smith)
Terry Smith ... Talla
Lee Warren ... Charlie
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Directed by
William Grefe 
 
Writing credits
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William Grefe  writer
Quinn Morrison  writer
Ray Preston  writer

Produced by
William Grefe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Martell 
 
Film Editing by
Julio C. Chávez 
 
Set Decoration by
William P. Kelley 
 

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Overlong but enjoyable exploitation film, 19 February 2008
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

I wouldn't rank "The Hooked Generation" as my favorite acid exploitation film by any means. Still, if your idea of watching "The Acid Eaters" or "Mantis In Lace" sounds like a good time, than you'll probably enjoy this Florida-lensed piece of propaganda from William Grefe (the genius behind the were-jellyfish tale "Sting of Death" and William Shatner's gigolo-psychopath classic "Impulse"). Whereas some of these films, particularly "The Trip" and "Psych-Out", presented reasonably informed and even-sided portrayals of the acid generation, "The Hooked Generation" shows its hippie characters to be practically the spawn of Satan himself. They're sadistic but also dumb as all hell, or as Something Weird so poetically put it, "kind of like The Three Stooges as drug dealers".

The film itself is pretty entertaining if you're a fan of this kind of thing. There's a good amount of over-the-top acting, a groovy score of library music, and even some tense action sequences. Still, at almost 100 minutes, it runs overlong. The film would've been more quickly paced and compact had it been shortened of about fifteen or twenty minutes. Because it is a cheap exploitation film, it wouldn't have lost a whole lot of story. This is definitely one of those films were if you're entertained by the plot description, you'll probably end up enjoying it. If not, go watch "Terms of Endearment" for the fiftieth time. (6/10)

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