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The Devil's 8 (1969)

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A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Faulkner
Billy Joe
Frank Davis
Henry Reed
Stewart Martin
Sam (as Joseph Turkell)
Baynes Barron ...
Bureau Chief
Lada Edmund Jr. ...
Inez (as Lada Edmond Jr.)
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Charley (as Tex Armstrong)


A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.

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All they had was a skill for violence and nothing to lose but their lives! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content. | See all certifications »




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24 April 1970 (West Germany)  »

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Devil's Eight
By Mike Curb and Guy Hemric
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Irresistible B movie.
18 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Aptly described by the other reviews here as "Thunder Road" meets "The Dirty Dozen", "The Devil's 8" is just pure fun. The filmmakers have fun with the premise and deliver an acceptable amount of thrills, spills, and titillation in 99 straightforward minutes. Capably produced and directed by Burt Topper ("The Strangler", "The Hard Ride"), it features some enjoyable location work - it was filmed partly in the Big Bear Lake area - and a peppy music score by Mike Curb and Michael Lloyd. The cast is stocked with familiar faces and the story leads to a pretty good action-packed finish.

Christopher George delivers a very engaging performance as Ray Faulkner, a federal agent who busts several prisoners - the "Devil's 8" of the title - out of a work camp so that they can be made to work for the government. Their mission will be to make life miserable for various moonshiners led by Burl (Ralph Meeker), and ultimately, to take Burl alive so he can be pumped for information. Along the way the scrappy young bunch take time out to pursue members of the fairer sex and indulge in what is a good old fashioned barroom brawl.

Other members of the cast include singer Fabian as Sonny, Tom Nardini ("Cat Ballou") as Billy Joe, Cliff Osmond ("Invasion of the Bee Girls") as Bubba, biker flick veteran Larry Bishop ("The Savage Seven") as Chandler, Robert DoQui (Sgt. Reed in the "RoboCop" series) as Henry, Kubrick regular Joe Turkel ("The Shining") as Sam, and Ron Rifkin ("L.A. Confidential") as timid federal agent Stewart Martin. Ross Hagen ("The Hellcats") is particularly good as Frank, whose involvement in the mission is also personal, and sexy Leslie Parrish is delightful eye candy as Franks' lady friend Cissy. Look for Georges' wife Lynda Day George in an uncredited bit as Faulkners' girlfriend.

Overall, this is routine but it still delivers the goods for lovers of this sort of thing.

Seven out of 10.

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