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Bert I. Gordon (screenplay)
Marc Behm (story)
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Release Date:
April 1973 (USA) See more »
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It Will Blow Your Mind! See more »
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William Dorn decides to get back at all the people he blames for the overdose death of his daughter and the break up of his marriage... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Great trashy fun. See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Vince Edwards ... Lieutenant Geronimo Minneli

Chuck Connors ... William Dorn

Neville Brand ... George Fromley
Hank Brandt ... Inspector Blake
Christina Hart ... Fromley's Victim
Faith Quabius ... Martha
Ilona Wilson ... Mrs. Fromley
Nancy Honnold ... Anne Dorn
Ted Gehring ... Police Chief Marc C. Forester
Jeff Burton ... Sgt. Gribble
Dee Carroll ... Miss Roman
Paula Mitchell ... Shelly the Stripper
Cynthia McAdams ... Mrs. Dorn
Brett Hadley ... Vice Squad Officer

Royce D. Applegate ... Man in Car (as Roy Applegate)
Jack Garner ... Plant Manager

James Stuart Duffy ... Youth
Michael Stanwood ... Youth

Tom Hallick ... Policeman in Car

Stuart Nisbet ... Attorney
Del Monroe ... Youth on Tower
Don Gazzaniga ... Litterbug
Tracy Morgan ... Waitress
Marilyn Lerner ... Shopper
Sandra Giles ... Checkout Girl
Herbert Bress ... Market Manager
Savannah Bentley ... Women's Lib Speaker
Paul Kent ... Dr. Devincy
Dusty Cadis ... Arresting Policeman
David Frank ... Reporter #1
Don Eitner ... Reporter #2
Jason Dunn ... Rapist Suspect

Charlie Picerni ... Rapist (as Charles Picerni)
Eddie Hice ... Policeman in Drag
Frank Orsatti ... Rapist
Bill Quinn ... Sgt. Quinn (as William T. Quinn)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Connors ... Teenager on Street (uncredited)

Directed by
Bert I. Gordon 
 
Writing credits
Bert I. Gordon (screenplay)

Marc Behm (story)

Produced by
Bert I. Gordon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Mention 
 
Cinematography by
Bert I. Gordon (director of photography) (as B.I. Gordon)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
 
Casting by
William J. Kenney 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Wagner .... assistant director
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Charles Chicetti .... property master (as Chick Chicketti)
 
Sound Department
William L. McCaughey .... sound mixer (as Bill McCaughey)
Aaron Rochin .... sound mixer
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound recordist (as Jim Tanenbaum)
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound mixer
Jim Heinlen .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dutch Van Derbyl .... special effects (as Dutch Vanderbyle)
 
Stunts
Ken Ferguson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Eddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Wooter .... gaffer (as Jim Wooters)
Terence Ford .... grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Eva Ruggiero .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michel Mention .... conductor
 
Other crew
Patti Dalzell .... script supervisor
Flora M. Gordon .... production coordinator (as Flora Gordon)
 

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91 min
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[first lines]
[man throws cup on sidewalk]
William Dorn:You just littered the street.
Pedestrian on sidewalk:But it was empty.
William Dorn:Well, I want you to go back and pick up your trash.
Pedestrian on sidewalk:What?
William Dorn:I said I want you to go back and pick it up.
Pedestrian on sidewalk:Like hell I will.
William Dorn:It's people like you that make our world filthy my friend. You're a pig! Did you hear what I said? Tell me.
Pedestrian on sidewalk:It's people like me that make our world filthy, I'm a pig.
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Great trashy fun., 30 May 2014
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

William Dorn (Chuck Connors) is an angry and disturbed man. Frustrated over the drug overdose of his daughter, he decides to strike back at anyone whom he's imagined was responsible for her death. But what he really wants to do is punish society at large. He'll even leave bombs at feminist gatherings. Determined to nail this paranoid villain is grouchy, hard nosed detective Geronimo Minelli (!) (Vince Edwards), the kind of guy who does anything it takes to get his man. That includes working with the one man who can identify Dorn, and HE turns out to be a rapist! George Fromley (Neville Brand) is loathe to cooperate with Minelli until he realizes what the cop is capable of.

Producer / director / screenwriter / cinematographer Bert I. Gordon (a.k.a. Mr. B.I.G.) is better known for his "giant monster" flicks of the 1950s, but this endlessly amusing pile of garbage that he's created deserves to be just as well known. He brings the sleaze in a major way; his movie is slow at times and crude, but undeniably a real hoot. Fans of 1970s exploitation will be delighted to note the abundance of nudity (provided by Ilona Wilson as Fromley's wife) and the wonderfully graphic gore. Of course, it's the acting that really brings this one to life. Edwards is good as the unrelenting protagonist, and Brand is a very effective creep. Hank Brandt, Christina Hart, and Ted Gehring co-star, but it's Connors who will command most of your attention. With an array of truly priceless facial expressions, he's a hysterically nutty bad guy. The icing on the cake is a music score by Michel Mention that's sometimes entertaining but is also hilariously AWFUL at other times. The movie establishes Dorn in a great way right up front, as he chastises a stranger for littering on the sidewalk.

Well worth seeing if you like your cop thrillers to be on the trashy side.

Seven out of 10.

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