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Weekend of Terror (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  8 December 1970 (USA)
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Three nuns on a weekend trip are held hostage by escaped convicts.

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When their kidnap victim is killed accidentally, amateur criminals Eddie and Larry decide to grab another woman to replace her in order to collect the original ransom. Eddie winds up kidnapping three nuns: Sisters Frances, Ellen, and Meredith. The nuns learn that two of them will be killed once the ransom is picked up and the third one will get to live. Written by Anonymous

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Lame Nonsense Involving Nuns And Guns
16 July 2013 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This starts with a man chasing a woman and it's filmed in slow motion . Amazingly one of the names featured in the credits is Lee Majors who isn't actually either of the characters running in slow motion . This sets up the story that is equally slow motion . This is a pity because there's all sorts of potential in this TVM but of course being a TVM there's rules involved , as in no sex , violence , bad language , blasphemy or anything else that will alienate a family audience

It's a very bland tale where two criminals have an intricate if not implausible plan and they need a hostage and they've just lost their original hostage which means they need a plan B and low and behold a miracle happens because three nuns just happen to suffer a car breakdown on a remote desert highway . Obviously the Gods were on the side of the baddies at this point

Did I mention how bland this TVM was ? As I said it goes out of its way to offend absolutely no one . The victims are nuns but there is absolutely no reason why they should be nuns they could be some really hot cheerleaders and it would have not made the slightest piece of difference to the telling of the story except to perhaps manipulate the audience in to feeling sorry for them . There's no need because they're women held at gunpoint and that should be enough


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