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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:
Ben Piazza ...
Susan Sennett ...
Brad David ...
Vince Martorano ...
Bonnie Boland ...
Jerry Butts ...
Leon Charles ...
Dolores Dorn ...
Phyllis Major ...
Bill Woodard ...
Christopher Trueblood ...
Sean Newton (as Christophe)
Earl Hansen ...
Gun Store Owner
Harry Kronman ...
Deli Owner
John Bill ...


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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Release Date:

June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anonima sequestri  »

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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 »


Avery: [to Jessie] What are my chances of getting out of this?
Jessie: [to Alan] Lie to Him
Alan: [to Avery] Pretty good!
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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »


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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One of the best of the genre
27 June 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Judged in its own genre (70's sleazy no-budget exploitation flicks) this movie is a classic. It's well acted, the plot is interesting, and the twists near the end are really creepy. This movie will send shivers down your spine not because of gore but because of the monstrous nature of some of its characters.

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