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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Blakely
Frances Fuller ...
Miss Emily
William Hansen ...
Mr. Sandy
Mrs. Loomis
Paula Trueman ...
Mr. Loomis
Linda Marsh ...
Miss Pollack
Mr. Crawford
Construction Boss
Wesley Lau ...
Construction Foreman
Norman Gottschalk ...
Apartment Superintendent
Ireene Webster ...
Woman in Floppy Hat
Construction Worker
Michael Johnson ...
Alma Du Bus ...
Apartment Superintendent's Wife


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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Filmed on the streets of Cincinatti! See more »


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13 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Criminali in pantofole  »

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Paula Trueman was nearly blind when she acted in this movie. Because of her poor eyesight, the car had to be towed in the scene with Trueman driving an automobile. See more »


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Music by Bernardo Segall (as Bernardo Segáll)
Lyrics by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg (as Jeremy Kronsberg)
Sung by Billy Van
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4 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This one is truly original. A Cult film for the Geriatric crowd. It is good to see that I am not the only one who was impressed with this obscure film from when HBO was in its infancy (channel 6 anyone?) There are some very good actors associated with this project for anyone who was conscious in the 60's and 70's. From Ruth McDevitt to Ian Wolfe you have seen them before in many supporting roles, here you get to see them lead. The film almost has a strange aura similar to The Sentinel (1977) although without the supernatural aspects. Here we have a social satire which focuses on the geriatric crowd affirming their rights in the face of oppression. Coming out of the era of civil rights don't think this subject matter wasn't a projection of society in which many sub-cultures where finding ways to be empowered. This film takes that premise and twists it into some very humorous and macabre situations. The cement pouring scene is a memorable one which stands alongside any early giallo for inventiveness. Dated but still worth it if you can find it if cult is your thing.

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