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Release Date:
1973 (USA) See more »
To Stop This Mutha Takes One Bad Brutha See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Hart ... Dr. Stein
Ivory Stone ... Dr. Winifred Walker
Joe De Sue ... Eddie Turner (as Joe DeSue)
Roosevelt Jackson ... Malcomb

Andrea King ... Eleanor
Nick Bolin ... Bruno Stragor
Karin Lind ... Hospital Supervisor
Yvonne Robinson ... Hospital Receptionist

John Dennis ... Hospital Attendant (as Bob Brophy)

Liz Renay ... 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)
Marva Farmer ... Couple in Alley
Robert L. Hurd ... Couple in Alley
James Cousar ... Police Sgt. 'Jackson' (as Jim Cousar)
Don Brodie ... Police Lieutenant
Dale Bach ... Girl in Dune Buggy

Directed by
William A. Levey 
Writing credits
Frank R. Saletri (written by)

Produced by
Frank R. Saletri .... producer
Ted Tetrick .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cardella Di Milo  (as Cardella DeMilo)
Lou Frohman 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William A. Levey  (as Bill Levey)
Makeup Department
Gordon Freed .... makeup creator
Gerald Soucie .... makeup staff (as Jerry Soucie)
Production Management
F.A. Miller .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Goldman .... second assistant director
Paul Heslin .... assistant director
Art Department
Bud Costello .... property master
Sound Department
Dick Damon .... production sound
Ray Hill .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Frank R. Saletri .... special electronic effects
Ken Strickfaden .... special electronic effects
Jay Goldner .... stunts
Robert L. Hurd .... stunts
Joe Pronto .... stunt advisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Isenberg .... assistant camera (as Bob Isenberg)
Larry Lapointe .... gaffer (as Larry Lapoint)
Frank Smith .... best boy
Stuart A. Spohn .... electrician (as Stu Spohn)
Carl Tunberg .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Lally .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
M. Indergand .... assistant editor
Other crew
Don Brodie .... assistant to producer
Edward A. Inferrera .... production assistant
William Munns .... prosthetics constructor (as Bill Munns)
Judy Redlin .... script supervisor (as Judy Redland)
Frank R. Saletri .... presenter
Christine Triff .... production secretary

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The set used for Dr. Stein's lab uses items from Universal's original Frankenstein (1931).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Eddie's arms and legs were blown off by a land mine. When he is unloaded from the ambulance at Dr. Stein's home, his legs and feet are clearly visible underneath the sheet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Save the Green Planet! (2003)See more »
Divertimento No. 17, K. 334, v. MenuettoSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Some Good, Cheesy Fun, 1 July 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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 fiancé) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer.

The most interesting thing about this film is that Bud Costello is credited as the property master. Apparently at some point he came into possession of the original "Frankenstein" props. Who has them now is an even more interesting question...

Beyond that, it is just cheesy fun. This is not a great movie with great acting or plot. The scientist -- despite winning a Nobel prize -- says things that make no sense to people with a basic understanding of science...

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