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Welcome to the BODY SHOP! See more »
Plot:
Emminent plastic surgeon and mad scientist Don Brandon loses his wife Anitra - pinup model and social butterfly - in a tragic accident... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
J.G. Patterson Jr. ... Dr. Brandon (as Don Brandon)
Jenny Driggers ... Anitra
Roy Mehaffey ... Greg
Linda Faile ... Girl in the Trunk
Jan Benfield ... Pam
Jeannine Aber ... Ellen
Candy Furr ... Secretary
Vickie O'Neal ... Company Corpse
Jerry Kearns ... Old Man in Truck
Ken Sigmon ... Max (Truck Driver)
Linda Lindsey ... Scrubwoman
Bill Nevins ... Bartender
Joe B. Lamb ... Himself
Chris Allen ... Guard
Howard Stewart ... Harry
Reggie Belk ... Jack
Vince Carmen
Judy Calloway
Harry M. Joyner (as Harry Joyner)
Bill Hicks ... Himself
Nita Patterson ... Rosemary
Jack Hamett ... Preacher
Bill Simpson ... Sheriff
David Graig ... Radio Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Hicks and the Rainbows ... Themselves

Directed by
J.G. Patterson Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.G. Patterson Jr.  writer

Produced by
J.G. Patterson Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Girdler 
 
Cinematography by
W. Martin Hill (director of photography)
Harry M. Joyner 
 
Film Editing by
Harry M. Joyner 
 
Makeup Department
J.G. Patterson Jr. .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan J. Adler .... assistant director
Nita Patterson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Girdler .... sound
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
William Girdler .... special effects
J.G. Patterson Jr. .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Jerry Whittington .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jerry Whittington .... music editor
 
Other crew
Nita Patterson .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Body Shop" - USA (video box title)
"Doctor Gore" - USA (alternative title)
"Dr. Gore" - USA (informal alternative title)
"Shrieks in the Night" - USA (video title)
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75 min
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Trivia:
Roy Mehaffey was the only trained actor on set, yet had no lines in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Near the end of the film, the slate is visible in one shot, indicating that the number of takes filmed for that scene were insufficient and the filmmakers were forced to use the slate shot to pad out the dialogue. If you look close enough, you can see that the working title of the film was "Anitra".See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Don Brandon:Hands on a woman are more...most important. It's the delicate feminine hand that brings out the true femininity.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Sound of Music (1965)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
I love this movie, I just can't help it., 15 December 2003
Author: EDDIE (shiftlive@yahoo.com) from Portland, OR U.S.A.

I believe that if you are a fan of films such as the A.I.P. classic "How To Make A Monster", Hammer Films' various Frankenstein pictures, and the gore films of the immortal Herschell Gordon Lewis then "The Body Shop" (A.K.A. "Dr. Gore") should be right up your alley.

This is not a movie that will not be enjoyed by film snobs, and deserves the respect of those of us who truly enjoy underground gems beyond thinking that they're "so bad, they're good". But rather, their beauty and enjoyment lie in the fact that they are less than perfect. You can feel the passion he had for for films and film making in J.G. "Pat" Patterson's single directorial effort "The Body Shop". Many people will groan and I'm sure laugh a few times while watching this film, but those of you who truly sit down to watch it, not to "try and watch it" (if you're entering with that attitude it's best to avoid these type of films altogether and stick to the latest big budget Hollywood star vehicles) and laugh ALONG with it will have quite a memorable and fun ride ahead of you.

SIDE NOTE: If you have ever wondered what Funny-man Louie Anderson would look like with a beard just check out the character of "Bill Hicks" of the films band "Bill Hicks and the Rainbow" who preforms "A Heart Dies Every Minute".

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