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Director:
Writers:
Lee Frost (screenplay) &
Wes Bishop (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 July 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They transplanted a white bigot's head on a soul brother's body! See more »
Plot:
A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
A Howler from start to finish... See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Ray Milland ... Maxwell Kirshner

Roosevelt Grier ... Jack Moss (as 'Rosey' Grier)
Don Marshall ... Dr. Fred Williams

Roger Perry ... Dr. Philip Desmond
Chelsea Brown ... Lila

Kathrine Baumann ... Patricia (as Kathy Baumann)
John Dullaghan ... Thomas
John Bliss ... Donald
Bruce Kimball ... Police Lieutenant
Jane Kellem ... Miss Mullen
Lee Frost ... Sergeant Hacker
Wes Bishop ... Dr. Smith
Roger Gentry ... Police Sergeant
Britt Nilsson ... Nurse

Rick Baker ... Gorilla
Phil Hoover ... Policeman
Rod Steele ... Medical Salesman
Michael Viner ... Prison Guard

William Smith ... Hysterical Condemned Man

Jerry Butler ... Prison Guard
George E. Carey ... Mitch
Tommy Cook ... Priest
Albert Zugsmith ... Cameo Appearance
Dick Whittington ... TV Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Gans ... Reporter in Tan Coat (uncredited)

Joan Prather ... Nurse (uncredited)
Ray Sebastian ... Policeman in Car 219 (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Frost 
 
Writing credits
Lee Frost (screenplay) &
Wes Bishop (screenplay) and
James Gordon White (screenplay)

Lee Frost (story) and
Wes Bishop (story)

Produced by
Wes Bishop .... producer
John Lawrence .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Steely 
 
Production Management
Roger Gentry .... production manager
 
Sound Department
George Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward Schryver .... post-production sound supervisor
Clark Will .... production sound
 
Special Effects by
Gail Brown .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier
Thomas R. Burman .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Tom Burman)
Pete Peterson .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier
Charles H. Schram .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Charles Schram)
Daniel C. Striepeke .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Dan Striepeke)
James Gordon White .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as James White)
Rick Baker .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bud Ekins .... stunt coordinator (as 'Bud' Ekins)
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Dick Durock .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Deats .... key grip
Charles Minsky .... assistant camera (as Chuck Minsky)
Edward Schryver .... assistant camera
Larry Wallace .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ed Forsyth .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
David Angel .... arranger: additional music
David Angel .... composer: additional music
Porter Jordan .... arranger: additional music
Porter Jordan .... composer: additional music
Michael Viner .... music producer
Michael Viner .... music supervisor
Michael Viner .... musical director
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Cadvan Griffiths .... medical advisor (as Dr. Cadvan Griffiths)
Fred Nyquist .... assistant to producer
Rod Steele .... medical advisor
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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93 min
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Continuity: The make of the police car changes during the car/motorcycle chase. When it's hit from behind and the trunk won't close, it's a Ford. Later, the same car is a Dodge with its trunk open. Soon after, it turns back into a Ford.See more »
Quotes:
Lila:get some sleepbaby, I'll wake you once dinner's ready
Jack Moss:let's just stay here a little while
Lila:Now come on honey, I got to start dinner
Jack Moss:You don't have to start now, why don't you start it later?
Lila:[hesitant] Oh come on Jack I... I
[she glances at Kirshner]
Jack Moss:Is he bothering you? I'll cover his head with a pillowcase.
Dr. Maxwell Kirshner:[with disgust] You must be joking! Is that all you people think about?
Lila:[with disgust] It's no use honey, maybe when I get used to it
[walks off]
[...]
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Howler from start to finish..., 10 August 2005
Author: pam-lunn from United States

I must start off by saying I love "B" movies, but even if you aren't normally a "B" movie fan you will get a kick out of this 1972 American International Picture. This movie pairs Ray Milland as a bigoted doctor who is dying of cancer who has his head transplanted on to the body of wrongly confused death row inmate Rosey Grier. The whole movie is bizarre from start to finish. Watch the two head gorilla run amok in a grocery store! See Rosey and Ray on a motorcycle trying to outrun the fuzz! Whoever came up with the concept for this turkey must have been on crack cocaine or LSD. One has to wonder what made Academy Award winner Ray Milland to even consider doing this movie. He had to be drunk, completely broke or both to appear in this mess. This movie is so bad it's great! If you have never seen this movie I recommend that you rent it and then call over a group of friends, break out the beer and the popcorn and then sit back for a fun evening.

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