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January 1974 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Sanders ... Shadwell

Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Latham
Nicky Henson ... Tom Latham

Mary Larkin ... Abby Holman
Roy Holder ... Bertram

Robert Hardy ... Chief Inspector Hesseltine

Patrick Holt ... Sergeant
Denis Gilmore ... Hatchet
Ann Michelle ... Jane Pettibone
Miles Greenwood ... Chopped Meat
Peter Whitting ... Gash
June Brown ... Mrs. Pettibone
Lane Meddick ... Mr. Pettibone
Rocky Taylor ... Hinky
Alan Bennion ... Constable

John Levene ... Constable
Jacki Webb ... Mother
David Millett ... Father
Linda Gray ... Grandmother
Andrew Laurence ... Grandfather
Roy Evans ... Motorist

Bill Pertwee ... Publican

Seretta Wilson ... Stella
Denis Carey ... Coroner's Assistant
Stanley Stewart ... Petrol Pump Attendent
Ann Murray ... Motorist's Wife
Fiona Kendall ... Monica
Ernest C. Jennings ... Blind Man
Martin Boddey ... Coroner

Heather Wright ... Girl with Parcel
Penny Leatherbarrow ... Woman in Police Station
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Boyle ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Cliff Diggins ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
James Payne ... Police Photographer (uncredited)
Roy Scammell ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jeff Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Crime Scene Spectator (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Lorry Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Sharp 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnaud d'Usseau 
Julian Zimet  (as Julian Halevy)

Produced by
Andrew Donally .... producer
Original Music by
John Cameron 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore 
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
Art Direction by
Maurice Carter 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Campbell 
Costume Design by
Jean Fairlie 
Makeup Department
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Langley .... assistant director
Brian Bilgorri .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Colin Miller .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects (as Patrick Moore)
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Cliff Deakins .... stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
John Cameron .... conductor
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
James Payne .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Psychomania" - UK (original title)
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85 min | UK:90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Cliff Deakins, Nicky Henson's stunt double, was injured when a stunt went wrong.See more »
Continuity: When Tom drives his bike through the wall, the wall breaks. However in the next shot you can see the wall behind him completely unbrokenSee more »
Jane Pettibone:It's easy to kill live people.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) (V)See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Fun 70s trash, 11 November 2001
Author: feckinghell from London, England

Like a few other people, I first saw this as a kid and it stuck. Anybody who remembers seeing 'Tommy' as a nipper and being hooked by it will know what I mean.

It's really quite a terrible movie, but something saves it from being just another unwatchable 'cult' film. In fact, I would rate it as one of the better cult films I've seen.

The film is actually well paced, and it never seems to drag. The story, although ridiculous, is easy to follow and always makes sense. The whole thing hangs together nicely.

If your a fan of retro 1970s British culture (or atleast silly interpretations of it), this is one film to add to your collection.

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