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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:
Ray Sager ...
Dexter
Rodney Bedell ...
Doug
Agi Gyenes ...
Jeanne
Nancy Lee Noble ...
Bitsy
Steve White ...
Denny
Ralph Mullin ...
Lummox
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 havoic in a small Florida town by harrassing 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 Patay

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Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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6 November 1968 (USA)  »

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Destruction, Inc.  »

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Included in a 1990 VHS series hosted by Joe Bob Briggs (John Bloom) titled "The Sleaziest Movies in the History of the World." See more »

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Referenced in Smash Cut (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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