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I Dismember Mama (1972)

Poor Albert and Little Annie (original title)
Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the ... See full summary »

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Zooey Hall ...
Albert
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Annie
Joanne Moore Jordan ...
Mrs. Robertson
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Detective
Marlene Tracy ...
Alice
Frank Whiteman ...
Dr. Burton
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Nurse
Rosella Olsen ...
Girl in Poolroom
Robert Christopher ...
Man In Poolroom
James Tartan ...
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Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the way... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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1 April 1972 (USA)  »

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When this film was originally shown in theaters, patrons were given free paper "Up Chuck Cups" when they purchased their tickets. See more »

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When Albert escapes from the hospital and is in the shopping center parking lot looking for a car to steal, the side door of the van the cameraman is riding in is visible during a tracking shot as Albert tips his hat to a lady. See more »

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Referenced in F/X (1986) See more »

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POOR ALBERT
Lyrics by Rocket Roden
Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Sung by Rocket Roden
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Sleazy but not much else
7 September 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Albert (the deliciously named Zooey Hall, previously seen on ABC's "The New People") escapes from an insane asylum and heads home to kill his mother. See, Albert is a believer that - as The Cramps would say - all women are baddddd! He arrives only to find that she is not home. Naturally, he takes the time to kill the maid right before the maid's daughter Annie shows up. Enchanted by the 10-year-old, Albert takes Annie away in the hopes of marrying her and keeping her pure. Not much can be gained from this sleazy little flick outside of its classic retitling and some gawking at the 70s aesthetics. The film does have some creepy elements (Albert's fixation on this young girl), but director Paul Leder (A*P*E) isn't about to explore them any deeper than face value. There are some nice moments, however, delivered in the film's final minutes in a darkened mannequin factory.


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