Hopelessly obscure Texas no-hope-of-a-release movie
In the early 90s when NYC's Channel 9 baseball broadcasts were rained out, or for any other reason, they showed this obscurity which I caught several times. I couldn't help but notice the appearance of Texas actor Jim Siedow who played The Cook in the mighty "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". I thought this might be some obscure film that Chainsaw director Tobe Hooper made previous to his 1974 classic. Imagine my surprise (after finding star Jim McMullen's name listed in a "Rockford Files" episode) seeing Hooper in the cast credits! He must have noticed Siedow and thought he'd be perfect as a demented BBQ chef. Anyway, I remember "The Windsplitter" as a typical early 70s generation gap film about a level headed Hollywood guy who rides a motorcycle back to his redneck home town where all the citizens hate his successful guts. Everybody has severe problems with communicating and rape and so forth and its all pretty dull, although the small town Texas atmosphere is ripe with gloom.
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