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The Severed Arm (1973)

R | | Horror | 1973 (USA)
Trapped in a cave, five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one.

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(as Thomas S. Alderman)

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Teddy Rogers
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Sgt. Mark Richards
David G. Cannon ...
Jeff Ashton
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Mad Man Herman
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Doctor Ray Sanders
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Bill Hale
Ray Dannis ...
Ted Rogers
Bob Guthrie ...
Roger Rogers
Cynthia Gabrielle ...
Ruth Sanders
George Dunn ...
Harry the Janitor
Alan DeWitt ...
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R. Lance Thomas
Gwen Cannon
Marcellous Smith
Wally K. Berns ...
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Trapped in a cave, five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one.

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A Vingança Será Minha  »

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Jeff: If there's anything we can do...
Doctor's wife: Can you get his arm back?
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13 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

What a shame that a movie with this title will only appeal to the usual high school braindead gorehounds. It is nothing of the sort. This is quite a thoughtful and meticulous revenge film. A gang of starving men trapped in a pit finally decide on a desperate day of hunger to prey on the weakest man, thereby cutting off his arm and feeding. Ironically, the men are saved hours later, but the Wounded is spouting crazy cannibalism talk. The remaining men enter into a conspiracy, saying they severed his arm only to save him from a worse cave-in mishap. What follows is a story of revenge in the COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO tradition. In retrospect, this film is definitely more of a drama than it is a horror film. But as most people assume this picture is a drive-in splatterfest, it will only attract the immature, shock-seeking crowd. What a shame. The ending of this film is true poetic justice.


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