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The Candy Snatchers (1973)

R  |   |  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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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

Candy: Lots of people aren't criminals.
Eddy: You've got a lot of nerve... Hey, when this is all over, I'm gonna have enough money to buy me a bowling alley!
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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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a classic of 70's obscurity
10 November 1999 | by (auckland, new zealand) – See all my reviews

This is one film that unfortunately seems to be doomed to obscurity. However, it is a goodie, albeit a nasty one. Poor Candy is kidnapped by three losers, who are involved with incest, drugs, murder, rape, and now kidnapping! This film is very lurid and sleazy (as many 'gone' '70's films were), yet has a great plot involving a number of fun twists, and is well acted. Parts of the film are clear precursors to Tarantino (ie Reservoir Dogs), and David Lynch (the idea of the family being the source of anxiety and horror). Little Sean's mother could have easily fitted into 'Twin Peaks'. Worth hunting this one out.


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