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Just for the Hell of It (1968)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 6 November 1968 (USA)
A young teenage boy is blamed for a Florida neighborhood being terrorized. But the real culprits are a gang of four punks leading a group of local delinquents on a nihilistic lifestyle of destruction and mayhem.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rodney Bedell ...
Doug
Agi Gyenes ...
Jeanne
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Steve White ...
Denny
Ralph Mullin ...
Larry Williams ...
Cransy
Geraldine Young ...
Teenybopper
John Shackleford ...
Policeman #1
John Chaffin ...
Policeman #2
A.V. Dreeson Sr. ...
Police Chief
A.V. Dreeson ...
Lt. Sanders
Paul Jensen ...
Diner Owner
Barry Whitmore ...
Blind Man
Jim Pindras ...
Office Worker
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Storyline

A teenage gang led by the vicious Dexter; his girlfriend Mitzi; and friends Denny and Lummonx; create havoc in a small Florida town by harassing various people, vandalizing property, well... just for the hell of it. When a former gang member, Doug, tries to prevent their ever increasing violent antics, Denny takes it upon himself and a few loyal members of the gang to target Doug's girlfriend, Jeanne, to make him back off. Written by matt-282

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Drama | Thriller

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6 November 1968 (USA)  »

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Destruction, Inc.  »

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According to Ray Sager, his character of Dexter was to die in the closing chase sequence, but due to mis-communication between him and director Herschell Gordon Lewis, Sager took a rest after a long day's filming and that night when they were supposed to film the climatic motorcycle-car chase scene, Lewis had left with his crew to set up the shoot and Sager didn't know where Lewis had gone with the crew to film the scene. Unable to find Sager (having forgotten about his taking a rest break), Lewis filmed the scene without him and substituted another character for the crash death scene. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lummox: You know, those guys are gonna be in a lot of trouble.
Dexter: Who cares, man?
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Music by Herschell Gordon Lewis (as Sheldon Seymour)
Lyrics by Robert Lewis
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Bully, Bully
27 January 2002 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

A group of crazy, violent teens makes life a living hell for a town of babies, handicapped people, blind men, and single women with nary a cop in sight when anything happens, shortly after anything happens, or even after that. Herschell Gordon Lewis tries his hand at making a teen gang violence picture with some kind of social commentary. But the result is a film with a very sadistic side and loads of intentional(I think they were at least) and many unintentional laughs. Acting, a far off feeling in most Lewis films, is fairly decent here. The youthful leads convey menace enough to hope something terrible happens to them. The group plays all kinds of pranks...some harmless at first but then work their way up to murder and rape. The Lewis touch is clearly evident in the relentless, unfeeling tone of the film. It has no heart at all. Because it has some laughs and shows some situations of intended violence hitherto unseen in any of Lewis's works, I would take a moment and see the film....just for the hell of it!


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