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Criminally Insane
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Nick Millard (screenplay)
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1975 (USA) See more »
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She's 250 Pounds of Maniacal Fury!
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An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Priscilla Alden ... Ethel Janowski
Michael Flood ... John
Jane Lambert ... Mrs. Janowski
Robert Copple

George 'Buck' Flower ... Detective (as C.L. Lefleur)
Ginna Martine ... Mrs. Kendley (as Gina Martine)
Cliff McDonald ... Dr. Gerard
Charles Egan ... Drunk Man
Sonny La Rocca
Sandra Shotwell ... Nurse
Lisa Farros ... Rosalie

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Nick Millard  (as Nick Philips)
 
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Nick Millard (screenplay) (as Nick Philips)

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Frances Millard .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Karil Ostman 
 
Film Editing by
John Lincoln 
 
Casting by
Harold Morris 
 
Art Direction by
Charles R. Fenwick 
 
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Gigo .... makeup artist
 
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Ray Sikes .... unit manager
 
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Ronald Gertz .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Bange .... still photographer
Francois Truchon .... camera operator
 
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Dave Cox .... continuity
 

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61 min
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Filming took five weeks in the Spring of 1973.See more »
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Ethel Janowski:My heart is just fine as long as my stomach is not empty.See more »
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
"Bad" yes, "unentertaining" NO!, 12 February 2000
Author: rockybottom from Syracuse, NY

Criminally Insane is a surprisingly entertaining film, especially for one that's only 60 minutes long and shot entirely in someone's grandma's house. I originally thought it looked like a home movie, until I saw the director's follow-up film "DEATH NURSE," at which point my opinion of the first film changed entirely. I was then impressed with the luster and sparkle of CRIMINALLY INSANE. The characters are really interesting, especially Ethel's hooker sister and her abusive pimp boyfriend who dreams of being in the movies. Most interesting, of course, is Ethel herself. Priscilla Alden, displaying something almost remotely resembling true moviestar charisma. She is a hoot to watch as she hacks her grandma to death out of frustration at finding the refridgerator empty. At only 60 minutes the plot moves along swiftly, with odd subplots rearing their head, including Ethel's incompetant attempts to dispose of the bodies. Very, very, very interesting. Very overlooked. Anyone who doesn't like this movie is a jerk.

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