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Homebodies (1974)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  September 1974 (USA)
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When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Brocco ...
Mr. Blakely
Frances Fuller ...
Miss Emily
William Hansen ...
Mr. Sandy
...
Mrs. Loomis
Paula Trueman ...
Mattie
...
Mr. Loomis
Linda Marsh ...
Miss Pollack
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Mr. Crawford
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Construction Boss
Wesley Lau ...
Construction Foreman
Norman Gottschalk ...
Apartment Superintendent
Ireene Webster ...
Woman in Floppy Hat
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Construction Worker
Michael Johnson ...
Policeman
Alma Du Bus ...
Apartment Superintendent's Wife
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When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the developers soon escalates into wholesale murder of both the developers and the construction workers. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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"A Murder a Day Keeps the Landlord Away!" See more »

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Director Larry Yust stayed in touch with Paula Trueman for twenty years after working with her on this film. See more »

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Featured in Movie Macabre: Homebodies (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Sassafras Sundays
Music by Bernardo Segall (as Bernardo Segáll)
Lyrics by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (as Jeremy Kronsberg)
Sung by Billy Van
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'Unique example of mid-70's weird-beard horror!'
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Unique example of mid-70's weird-beard horror, and as far as I'm aware 'Homebodies' stands tall to this day as the one and only octogenarian revenge drama. This singular horror concerns the plight of disgruntled wrinkles as they confront their callous, money grubbin' landlords with imaginatively murderous results. The films strap-line is a neat précis of all this zimmer-framed lunacy…"A murder a day keeps the landlord away!" Director Yust manages to fashion a credible schlocker that achieves the impossible; that is, it manages to simultaneously tug at ones heart strings while a doddering old bint hurls some schmoe estate agent into a cement-y grave! Hats off to thee, Larry Yust, they REALLY don't make 'em like this anymore!


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