Slither (1973)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Thriller, Crime  |  7 March 1973 (USA)
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While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kitty Kopetzky
Mary Fenaka
Vincent J. Palmer
Richard B. Shull ...
Harry Moss
Man with Ice Cream
Seamon Glass ...
Farmer in Truck
Highway Patrolman
Diana Darrin ...
Band Singer
Edwina Gough ...
Bingo Player
Al Dunlap ...
Man in Men's Room
James Joseph ...
Short Order Cook
Virginia Sale ...
Bingo Caller


While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to trailer camps, bingo halls, laundromats and ultimately, a showdown with a group of unconventional bad guys. Written by Anonymous

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Kopetzky & Kanipsia together at last. See more »


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7 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy koppanás  »

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The van is a 1973 rec trans discover 25 R made by Dodge. See more »


During the period the film was set, the USA was changing its road marking from white to yellow. In various shots on country roads, you can make out the same section of road having white center stripes one minute and yellow the next. It is possible that the road had its lines repainted during the filming. See more »


Kitty Kopetzky: It's working man, you're playing right into their hands
Dick Kanipsia: What's working, who's hands?
Barry Fenaka: [holding a shotgun] Not this kid anyway.
Kitty Kopetzky: That's not going to do any good. If you all calm down I can explain the problem here.
Dick Kanipsia: Oh, I'd bet you can.
Mary Fenaka: I... I'd like to hear.
Kitty Kopetzky: Don't be so god-dammed cynical, you know there's some things you're never going to understand. First time I laid eyes on those two black objects out there I knew what was happening, because I can see the obvious whereas you people try to look ...
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A clear influence on the Coen brothers
3 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An ex-con stumbles across America, meeting one oddball character after another, while being pursued by a mysterious black minivan. The characters are wonderful - oddball without being exaggerated or overdone. The plot is engrossing. It's a wonderful piece of 70s anarchy. It is very clear that this must have been a big influence on the Coen brothers movies. That combination of deadpan observation of personal quirk and absurdity, combined with violence and a twisting plot. The Big Lebowski is a clear example of where you'll this film's influence. All the performances are great, with Sally Kellerman being her usual unforgettable self.

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