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Homebodies (1974)

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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Mr. Blakely
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Miss Emily
William Hansen ...
Mr. Sandy
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Mrs. Loomis
Paula Trueman ...
Mattie
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Mr. Loomis
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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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13 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Criminali in pantofole  »

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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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Brilliant and sick...
17 April 2004 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I was surprised at how clever and darkly humorous this film actually was. It's wonderfully cast, beautifully acted, and totally different from most movies out there. A group of ederly people find that they will go to any extreme to keep their apartment building from being torn down. Led by a their motivated, stop at nothing, leader Maddie they take out any obstacle that gets in their way. It has a surprise ending that I was shocked to see. A really great movie. If you want a strange, witty, twisted and funny movie definitly rent this. Unless you can find a resonably priced used copy, then you should definitly buy it!


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