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Because of the Cats (1973)

X  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  1 April 1973 (USA)
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A gang of wealthy ne'er do wells rape and terrorize women for fun and force their husbands to watch.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Marshall ...
Alexandra Stewart ...
Feodora
Edward Judd ...
Mierle
Sebastian Graham Jones ...
Jansen
Anthony Allen ...
Erik Mierle
Nicholas Hoye ...
Kees van Sonneveld
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Hannie Troost
Ida Goemans ...
Carmen
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Mevr. Maris
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Maris
Derek Hart ...
Kieft
Christopher Blake ...
Frank Kieft
George Baker ...
Boersma
Guido de Moor ...
Marcousis
Lous Hensen ...
Mevr. Van Sonneveld
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A gang of six wealthy, well-dressed and well-spoken hoodlums break into a married couple's house and rape the wife while forcing the husband to watch. Thus begins a dogged investigation by a determined detective who quickly finds that their cult-like solidarity can be a serious obstacle to breaking them. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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NLG 1,200,000 (estimated)
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an effective, intelligent and well made thriller.
12 October 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

this is an interesting, little known and entertaining film about a dutch cop on the trail of a nasty group of rapists. certain scenes are not for the squemish particularly the opening brutal gang rape which even by todays standards is pretty strong. this caused censorship problems for the film makers when it was originally released way back in the 70s and understandably detracts alot of viewers. if ever the term 'cult movie' deserved to be tagged on a european co-production then this is it! highly recommended but do try and see an uncut version.


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