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Stigma (1972)

R | | Drama | 18 August 1972 (USA)
A knowledgeable doctor, (Philip Michael Thomas) moves to a secluded community and soon discovers a deadly virus changing the town's young people. What is more disturbing, is the conspiracy to protect this epidemic when he tries cure it.

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Dr. Calvin Crosse
Harlan Cary Poe ...
Bill Waco (as Harlan Poe)
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D.D. Whitehead
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Sheriff Whitehead (as Peter H. Clune)
William Magerman ...
Jeremy
Connie Van Ess ...
Tassie
'Cousin Brucie' Morrow ...
Himself (as 'Cousin' Bruce Morrow)
Richard Geisman ...
Joe
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'B' Girl
Kevin Andre ...
Homosexual (as Carter Courtney)
Rhonda Fultz ...
Rhoda (as Rhonda Fuller)
Kathleen Joyce ...
Kathleen (as Kathy Joyce)
Jean Parker ...
Jeanie
Edwin Mills ...
Choir Leader
James Grace ...
Ed (as Jim Grace)

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A knowledgeable- doctor, Calvin Crosse (Philip Michael Thomas) moves to a secluded community and soon discovers a deadly virus affecting the young town's people. What is more disturbing, is the conspiracy to protect this epidemic when he tries to cure those infected. Written by blogmonstermike.wordpress.com

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Brilliant masterpiece of 1970's cinema
9 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Phillip Michael Thomas is superb as a doctor trying to stop the outbreak of a major epidemic. The fight scenes are great, the prostitutes are hilarious, as well as the sheriff. The actor playing the deranged lighthouse keeper is absolutely stunning. His portray was absolutely Oscar worthy (supporting). The death scene on the lighthouse was well played. I would have focused more on the sheriff's slutty daughter, however not every screenplay can be perfect. This is a great film to watch on a Sunday afternoon. The DVD print is a bit scratched, however legible. I give this film ***** this film should be studied in film school. Bravo


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