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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.


(original screenplay) (as Louise Downe)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Sager ...
Rodney Bedell ...
Agi Gyenes ...
Nancy Lee Noble ...
Steve White ...
Ralph Mullin ...
Larry Williams ...
Geraldine Young ...
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


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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gang | florida | murder | blood | revenge | See All (21) »


The new look in madness that laughs and destroys anything in its way...including your life! See more »


Drama | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 November 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Destruction, Inc.  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


[last lines]
Lummox: You know, those guys are gonna be in a lot of trouble.
Dexter: Who cares, man?
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References Aroused (1966) See more »


Destruction Inc.
Music by Herschell Gordon Lewis (as Sheldon Seymour)
Lyrics by Robert Lewis
Performed by Tary Rebenar (The Faded Blue)
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Mindless fun, exploitations fans delight
3 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Not being a fan of exploitation films, but for years after violent, extreme, provocative films in general, I stumbled upon this little flick from the 1968. I hadn't yet seen any other film from Herschell Gordon Lewis {shame!), so I thought I should give it try.

It's quite strange this is not more popular, because, if this is what Herschell Gordon Lewis films feel like, then I would like to see more. It is probably one of the earliest samples of mindless politically incorrect cinema done pretty sloppy but effectively, a classic exploitation, if you ask me, and even if you regularly don't take it too seriously, it's quite daring for 1968. Some scenes might raise a smile to some, intentionally or not.

So, this quite unknown film is recommended for those after a nice old party film for a night with friends, pizza and beers {the music just feels great with this one), exploitation fans {this is a must) and in general, those who are looking for mindless fun, not shocked by somewhat explicit material.

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