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Stanley (1972)

 -  Horror  -  28 April 1973 (Japan)
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A young Seminole Indian uses his rattlesnake to take revenge on all those he believes have wronged him.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chris Robinson ...
Tim Ochopee
...
Thomkins
Steve Alaimo ...
Crail Denning
Susan Carroll ...
Susie Thomkins
Mark Harris ...
Bob Wilson
Rey Baumel ...
Sidney Calvin
Paul Avery ...
Psycho Simpson
Marcia Knight ...
Gloria Calvin (as Marcie Knight)
Gary Crutcher ...
Dr. Everett
Mel Pape ...
Guard
Milton 'Butterball' Smith ...
Stage Manager (as Butterball Smith)
Pamela Talus ...
Girl Friend
William Marquez ...
Wachula (as Bill Marquez)
Charles Kaufman ...
Nightclub Drunk
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A young Seminole Indian uses his rattlesnake to take revenge on all those he believes have wronged him.

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...will make your skin crawl. See more »

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28 April 1973 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Ormarna  »

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$125,000 (estimated)
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The film had a 20 day shooting schedule, finishing up by Christmas 1971. All interiors were done at Ivan Tors studios in Miami, with Tim's cabin location a mere 10 minutes away. The editing was quite extensive, as they had to meet a release date of April 15 1972. See more »

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Referenced in Dark Side of Eden: The Making of 'Stanley' (2008) See more »

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Start a New World
Written by Jack Vino
Performed by Jack Vino
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Not a Great Film, But Somehow Mesmerizing
21 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tim Ochopee (Chris Robinson), an embittered Vietnam veteran of Native American descent, retreats from society into the Florida Everglades and becomes inseparable companions with a pet rattlesnake (Stanley)... a pet he teaches to kill on command.

A happy light rock soundtrack about saving trees opens the film, giving it a hippie nature vibe that is hard to reconcile with the actual picture (though, I guess, in some ways it's a pro-snake and anti-hunting film).

At 106 minutes, it runs a bit long, but is oddly enjoyable. That's 106 minutes on the Mill Creek disc. From what I hear, the BCI disc is only 96 minutes and some versions are only 92. I cannot tell you what is cut on each one.

Gloria the dancer (Marcie Knight) says, "any kind of love is better than any kind of hate", echoing the Indian warning that Tim's hatred is a cancer on his soul. I think that must be the theme, though it's really hard to say for sure.

I suppose this film could be scary if you're terrified of snakes, but they aren't really presented in a scary manner. The acting is good, besides over-acting Susie Thomkins (Susan Carroll) ruining an otherwise talented cast. Oh, and the drunk guy in the burlesque house provided the ten seconds of comic relief I needed.

This film isn't terrible. In fact, I found myself staring at the screen quite a bit. I suspect it would be a good flick for a small group of friends and some beers, maybe Milwaukee's Best Ice.


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