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Isn't It Shocking? (1973)

A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town.

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A small-town sheriff is confronted with the deaths of local senior citizens and strange goings-on in his town.

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Isso não é Mesmo Chocante?  »

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In his biography 'Please Don't Shoot My Dog', Jackie Cooper claims virulent anti-second amendment actor Alan Alda justified playing a gun-carrying lawman by stating the character he played - a sheriff - wouldn't have actually used his gun. See more »

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References The Man (1972) See more »

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Murder by Defribillator?!?!
13 February 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"What's WRONG with him?! He's nuts...that's what wrong with him!"

The acting and much of "Isn't It Shocking?" is quite good...it's too bad there is also a HUGE plothole and a particularly goofy murder weapon! You see this murder weapon in the opening scene, as an older man uses a homemade defibrillator to kill his victims! Talk about making this overly complicated!! He could have killed them with a gun...or even a frying pan...but a defibrillator?! What makes it even funnier is that despite this, the cops and coroner chalk these deaths up to heart attacks! Considering the killer didn't use a conductor (like KY Jelly) there would have been burn marks on the dead...but there weren't and I think the writer should done their homework. Plus, even if this possible....the method seemed so bizarrely overly complicated it made me laugh! But again, the film IS very good in places and I really liked Alan Alda in the lead as the sheriff...which is also a bit funny in light of his longtime hatred of guns. Worth seeing...provided you don't think too much as you watch.


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