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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 »
Plot:
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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Some What Overdone Exploitation Film 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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Quotes:
[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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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Some What Overdone Exploitation Film, 25 July 2013
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

This film called THE MAD BOMBER tells you all you have to now . The title sums it up . He's a bomber and he's mad and he ain't gonna take it anymore . It's rather sleazy exploitation which is something of a shame because one would have hoped for more along the lines of a DIRTY HARRY or a TAXI DRIVER type of film

This is a shame because you can empathise to an extent with Chuck Connors anti-hero who sees the world collapsing and become a strange place and sets about setting the world to rights via dynamite . Come on people we've all been there and some people don't listen to reasonable arguments unless they've been blown to bits . Let's not judge the anti-hero of Geronimo Minelli . Having a name like that couldn't have been easy and if not excuses his behaviour at least explains it

Or does it ? You can find yourself identifying very easily with Travis Bickle in TAXI DRIVER if you're honest but Scorsese's film was a journey through the alienated male psyche . Here it isn't the case because Heronimo is a sociopath played and written to the hilt . Just because Geronimo rants and raves then quickly changes his tone and asks for a cheese sandwich doesn't make him multi-layered it just makes him something of a cypher or plot device

Everything about THE MAD BOMBER is over done which isn't surprising . It isn't helped by the fact that there's two bad guys , one being the bomber and the other being a serial rapist and for a relatively mainstream film with a well known lead in the shape of Chuck Connors some of the violence is rather disturbing

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