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The Candy Snatchers (1973)

 -  Crime | Horror | Thriller  -  June 1973 (USA)
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An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

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Cast

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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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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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

Eddy: Take it easy, baby! You're just bein' kidnapped.
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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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sick, twisted and essential !! a B-Grade Must See!!
12 January 2007 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of sleazy 70s American Drive in Exploitive fare like me..and I'm not talking by numbers trash like Friedman's TRADER HORNEE or WHAM BAM SPACEMAN or PLEASE Don't EAT MY MOTHER either. I'm talking high grade like BLOOD AND LACE, THE TODD KILLINGS, WHEN YOU COMING BACK RED RYDER,POOR WHITE TRASH II, FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE, WHITE DOG, LEMORA, SWITCHBLADE SISTERS and THE BABY. If you like 'em mean and bleak this underrated and highly disturbing flick is for you. In my opinion this surpasses the excellent but slightly disappointing LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT by miles in sheer queasiness. Powerful evil men and strong woman characters raise this well above the average b grade clunker. Make no mistake there are real messages to be found in this film about violence that predates even a CLOCKWORK ORANGE. I thoroughly recommend it and this DVD release by Subversive (thank you!!!) is absolutely lovingly brilliant. There is a awesome featurette with in depth, decent questions being answered both by Susan Senet and Tiffany Bolling who are both striking even today. I urge all horror enthusiasts to give this angry violent film a whirl. You may not love it as much as I do but you will have to admit it is way better than average in a genre that is full of clueless try hard crap. I give it 10/10.


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