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The Name of the Game Is Kill! (1968)

 -  Thriller  -  May 1968 (USA)
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A desert family offers a traveling stranger its hospitality, but the stranger doesn't realize exactly what they have in store for him.

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A desert family offers a traveling stranger its hospitality, but the stranger doesn't realize exactly what they have in store for him.

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The spellbound suspense tightens and tightens ... moment by moment ... climaxed in one of the most surprise shock endings ever filmed! See more »

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Screenwriter Gary Crutcher originally wrote the script as a play at age nineteen. See more »


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Written by 'Michael Z Gordon' & Stu Phillips
Performed by The Marketts
Published By Viva Music
Administered by Warner Chappell Music, Inc
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This Old Time Town
24 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was interesting at best for this time era. It was a true thriller and most appealing to audiences around the world. I especially liked the differences between the three sisters, in which they all had various personalities and desires for this Hungarian drifter that happened to stop at the gas station in need of help. Jack Lord played a most interesting role as did the other members of the cast and I had found the sisters to be very desirable to Jack Lord and he did not see what was ahead of him before they tried to kill him by running him over the bridge. Each sister played a very different role in what they had in store for this Hungarian man and in the end it was a cliff hanger. Very much enjoyed for a film produced in the late 60's. A remake of this film would be very enlightening. Jeanelle Todd


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