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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!
Plot:
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

Directed by
Nick Millard  (as Nick Philips)
 
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Nick Millard (screenplay) (as Nick Philips)

Produced by
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
 
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Larry Bange .... still photographer
Francois Truchon .... camera operator
 
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Dave Cox .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"Crazy Fat Ethel" - USA (alternative title)
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61 min
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Rosalie is played by Micheal Flood, an actress with a man's name, which is a common misconception.See more »
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Miscellaneous: Whenever someone gets killed or sliced to death by Ethel, there is blood on them but there are no wounds visible despite the cleaver making contact with their skin.See more »
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Ethel Janowski:[after putting her grandmother's body in a laundry bag and dragging it down the hall] Hey Granny, if you stink the worst you have to be first.See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
There's just something about Ethel., 11 November 2003
Author: varlakill from Minneapolis MN

The only thing thats INSANE is how much I love this movie. There's something about boring low-budget horror that makes me feel peaceful and "at home". Its the way I feel about Friedel's "California Axe Massacre". I get a similar vibe from this movie. Ethel (Priscilla Alden) character is so stagnant and unfeeling (no over-acting here). I find it so entertaining to watch wig out within the first 10 minutes, slaughtering family members just because she's got a craving for Nilla Wafers. I can totally see why tons of people would hate this movie. Even though its only an hour long, I could see someone with a short attention span having a particularly big problem with this. But anyone who's awesome will dig it whole-heartedly. (Especially when the detective says "Oh My God" at the end) I do believe thats my favorite part.

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