IMDb > The Mad Bomber (1973)
The Mad Bomber
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Mad Bomber (1973) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 3 | slideshow)


User Rating:
5.2/10   273 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 28% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Bert I. Gordon (screenplay)
Marc Behm (story)
View company contact information for The Mad Bomber on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
April 1973 (USA) See more »
It Will Blow Your Mind! See more »
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 »
User Reviews:
Must See Sleaze from Mr. B.I.G.!! See more (14 total) »


  (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)
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)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
91 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

[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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Boy and the Pirates (1960)See more »
Reaching OutSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Must See Sleaze from Mr. B.I.G.!!, 15 February 2005
Author: lebong-2 from United States

I don't know why I resisted seeing this movie for so long. I think it's because I thought that the plot description was too dull and pedantic for a great Bert I. Gordon experience. I thought that it sounded like a routine police actioner that Mr. BIG must have directed when he needed to make a car payment. Well, I was completely wrong. Maybe not about the car payment, but certainly about the movie. Gordon has delivered one of the most depraved, callous, stupefying images of Los Angeles ever committed to celluloid. And boy is it hilarious.

It pre-figures "Falling Down" and is a thousand times more satisfying. An almost unrecognizable Chuck Connors plays the most angry, righteous, and hateful in LA. His daughter has died of a drug overdose, and like most Angelenos, he chooses to blame the town for his bad luck. This performance is so brave, so unaffected and balls out, that I suspect Chuck Connors may be one of the most unappreciated actors of the 70s. That, or he was completely whacked out of his head during filming. This guy runs through Los Angeles looking exactly like the kind of guy who would plot the doom of society. Hell, his eyebrows look like they could jump off his head and eat a person. This is one intense looking dude.

Connors has been planting bombs around the city and at one target he's seen by a virulent rapist whose just trying to grab another victim. What Bert I. Gordon does with this outline is unexpected and wonderful. He shows the daily existence of these cretins. Connors goes around with a chip on his shoulder bigger than his actual shoulder. Only in a Mr. B.I.G. movie would you see a rampaging lunatic shop for his food before he flips out on a cashier at a Ralph's grocery store for not providing proper service. The rapist is also shown in his private places. Like when he masturbates to soft-core porn of his wife! And it's not like she's gone or dead or anything. This middle-aged, puffy housefrau just likes to keep her lovin' hubby happy.

Despite working with a restrictive budget, Gordon manages some oddly contrived but surprisingly effective explosion scenes. Especially wonderful is the first one at a high school with plenty of young victims. There's a hilarious scene where Connors infiltrates a meeting of feminists only to plant a bomb underneath the chicken they've ordered for the snack. As with most movies directed by the incomparable Gordon, this film lays on the sleaze in dollops not veneer. Vince Edwards, the cop pursuing Connors, finds his investigation leading to a strip club. As he interviews one stripper backstage, the one on stage is in the frame behind Edwards. Only Bert I. Gordon would remember to put the girl in that shot! To make clear his commitment to the case, Edwards says one of the most memorable lines in the movie. "Let me blanket the city with policewomen just begging to be raped!" If that makes you laugh, run to find the uncut version of this masterpiece. If such dialog has you wondering whatever happened to Paddy Chayefsky, then go nowhere near this or any other Bert I. Gordon work.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (14 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Mad Bomber (1973)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
uncut version stryker1973
Mad Bomber / Detective Geronimo davidvmason
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Death Wish Freeway Dirty Harry The Accused Jimmy and Judy
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.