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Blackenstein (1973)

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Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hart ...
Dr. Stein
Ivory Stone ...
Dr. Winifred Walker
Joe De Sue ...
Eddie Turner (as Joe DeSue)
Roosevelt Jackson ...
Malcomb
...
Eleanor
Nick Bolin ...
Bruno Stragor
Karin Lind ...
Hospital Supervisor
Yvonne Robinson ...
Hospital Receptionist
John Dennis ...
Hospital Attendant (as Bob Brophy)
...
Couple in Bed
Gerald Soucie ...
Couple in Bed (as Jerry Soucie)
Beverly Haggerty ...
Couple in Car
Daniel Fauré ...
Couple in Car (as Daniel Faure)
Andy C ...
Nightclub Comedian (as Andy 'C')
Cardella Di Milo ...
Nightclub Singer (as Cardella DeMilo)
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Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer. Written by Scott Murdock <scott@blairlake.com>

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Warning! To people with weak hearts... No doctors or nurses in attendance. See more »

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Black Frankenstein  »

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Trivia

Both director William Levey and actor John Hart have stated that Joe De Sue was actually a one-time client of producer Frank R. Saletri, a former criminal lawyer trying to break into show business. See more »

Goofs

The ranks of the policemen are listed incorrectly in the credits. James Cousar is listed as Police Sgt. 'Jackson', although he plays Police Lieutenant Jim Jackson. Don Brodie is simply listed as Police Lieutenant, although he plays Police Captain Tucker in the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits roll in reverse: downwards instead of the usual upwards. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Find No One to Love Me
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by 'Cardella di Milo'
Plays during opening credits.
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Don't blame Sam !!!!
23 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

After the huge success of "Blacula", Sam Arkoff made plans for a similar knock-off called "Blackenstein". In the meanwhile, write-producer Frank Salteri decides to beat him to the proverbial punch by taking the Black Frankenstein concept, dashing out something resembling a script, gathering together a considerably less than stellar cast (including ex-mob moll Liz Renay and a couple of 40's has-beens who appear to have needed some extra bucks to pay the phone bill that month), and spending what appears to be about $30, slaps out one of the worst pieces of cinematic drek to have ever played inside the confines of a movie theater. If the wooden acting and laughably inept gore effects don't get you, how about the inappropriate musical and stand-up comedy routines (such as they are), or the long-shot camera work during crucial scenes, or how the title character shuffles about with his arms outstretched, just like every parody of Frankenstein you've ever seen.

For years, Sam Arkoff has taken the blame for this cinematic blunder. Sam: A lot of people owe you a hell of a big apology!!!!


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