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The Candy Snatchers (1973)

An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jessie
Ben Piazza ...
Avery
Susan Sennett ...
Candy
Brad David ...
Alan
Vince Martorano ...
Eddy
Bonnie Boland ...
Audrey
Jerry Butts ...
Dudley
Leon Charles ...
Boss
Dolores Dorn ...
Katherine
Phyllis Major ...
Lisa
Bill Woodard ...
Charlie
Christopher Trueblood ...
Sean Newton (as Christophe)
Earl Hansen ...
Gun Store Owner
Harry Kronman ...
Deli Owner
John Bill ...
Policeman
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An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

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It started as such a simple crime. For 16 year old Candy, dying would have been easier! Was a piece of Candy worth a fortune in diamonds? See more »

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Director Guerdon Trueblood and co-star Vince Martorano had been best friends at George Washington University in Virginia and, both being interested in the film industry, had a bet as to who would find success first. Trueblood became an in-demand writer for TV shows and movies-of-the-week, and when he got the job of directing "The Candy Snatchers," asked writer Bryan Gindoff to create the character of Eddy specifically for Martorano, who was working as a commercial fisherman when he was summoned by Trueblood to appear in the film. See more »

Quotes

Jessie: [hands out items to gang] Books... binoculars... RyKrisp.
Alan: RyKrisp?
Jessie: Birdwatchers *love* it!
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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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Money Is the Root of All Happiness
Music and Lyrics by Steve Singer (as Stephen Singer) and Jay Stewart
Sung by Kerry Chater
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S10 Reviews: The Candy Snatchers (1973)
16 November 2005 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

S10 Rating: * * * * / * * * * * The Candy Snatchers is an interesting sort of film. On the surface is looks a bit like a standard movie-of-the-week thriller. It has 70's photography, 70's woka-woka music and so on. But the Candy Snatchers turns out to be a rather clever exploitation drama with a clever script. Three thugs hatch a foolproof scheme to get a briefcase full of diamonds by kidnapping a young schoolgirl and holding her for ransom. But the plan goes south when some unforeseen wrinkles appear. Even though the Candy Snatchers has a conventional feel to it the film is far from it. The director manages to make some good tension with the twists and turns of the thieves and Candy's plight. The acting is above average for this type of film. The thieves all have interesting personalities and most characters generate sympathy for them. The Candy Snatchers is a rare 70's treat that will satisfy exploitation fans and thriller fans alike.


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